Date Joined: 03/15/06
Pros: Runs as advertised on X570 board once XMP is enabled
Overall Review: I am very meticulous and try to educate myself as much as reasonably possible before making any kind of significant purchase. When planning my recent Ryzen 7 3800X build, one of my biggest sticking points turned out to be which memory kit to buy. This particular kit was one of the first I stumbled upon, but I was initially put off by the fact that - despite the relatively high overall rating at the time - there were actually quite a few very poor reviews mentioning issues getting this to post at advertised speeds. So off I went, falling into a rabbit hole researching trying to find which kit REALLY works best for Ryzen 3000 cpus. The best info I ended up finding were YT videos from Gamers Nexus and Tech Deals who concluded that the most ideal memory for Ryzen 3000 - the "sweet spot" - is either 3600 cl16 or 3200 cl14, but preferably 3600. Based on that, I went back to this kit. But the poor reviews once again made me question it. I know enough to be dangerous, but am by no means and expert so I just wanted a good kit that worked and wouldn't give me trouble.
Further research led me to the b-die Samsung kits - which many swear by and I've no doubt about their quality. However, those kits are both significantly more expensive and getting harder and harder to come by as they are, from my understanding EOL. In addition, I question how much of a real world, non-benchmark scenario impact such a kit would have at least for me and my needs.
For the third time then, back I went to this kit. The sale during BF week was enough to push me into pulling the trigger on it.
Finished my build and at first startup, it posted at 2133mhz - but I didn't panic! I entered bios (MSI Meg X570 Ace) and simply enabled XMP, and there you have it - 3600 and timings as advertised. If you need/choose to update your bios to latest version, then you will almost definitely have to enable XMP again, no big deal.
Overall great kit for Ryzen. Your search has come to an end!
RGB looks great too!
Pros: Looks Great
Very High Quality Construction
Cons: Does NOT fit 17.3" MSi GT70
Overall Review: I did a lot of research online to try to determine a backpack that would be large enough to accommodate my new 17.3" MSi GT70 without being overwhelmingly huge to lug around all the time. I read that people were fitting 17.3" laptops in this bag, so I decided to give it a try for my MSi. Unfortunately, it just doesn't fit, so I will be returning this backpack.
Pros: Mouse is AMAZING! Honestly I can't imagine any mouse being better - and I work at BB so I use all kinds of them, this mouse is outstanding.
The keyboard is great too, lots of nice features, and it is very comfy. Just understand that being slightly curved it will take a little time to get used to typing on it. Not long, I've had mine for 2 days and I'm much better.
Overall Review: Doesn't hurt my wrists like my old keyboard.
Pros: This is great RAM, my motherboard automatically set CAS to 2.5. You really don't need to spend a ton of money on expensive RAM. This is good stuff, and great for overclocking.
Overall Review: Save your money on that expensive RAM and put it towards your vid card or processor, it'll make much more of a difference than that high dollar RAM will.
Pros: Very affordable considering its performance potential. Great right out of the box but if you want to overclock it people have gone over 3.4Ghz! Realistically 2.9Ghz or so is very reachable - with adequate cooling such as a Zalman.
Overall Review: I bought this for my first pc build and I'm very pleased. I haven't overclocked it yet cause I can't stop playing Oblivion long enough to do so... but I will soon.
Pros: TONS of connectors, more than 99% of us would ever need, and the cables are plenty long, without being ridiculous. Looks like good quality construction.
Overall Review: I bought this for my first pc build to play Oblivion.
Nothing too fancy, but this psu is working great. I'm happy with my purchase. When buying a psu you don't wanna go cheap, but unless you're a hardcore gamer or rich, you don't need a really expensive one either. This psu fits the bill perfectly.
Pros: Got these free with my dvd burner from newegg as part of my new pc build. I used 3 of them in backing up my old system and they worked great.
Cons: Never heard of the brand, packaging isn't real fancy, but who cares? They work just fine, and they were free.
Overall Review: Great product for the price. What can I say they work.
Pros: While I pretty much knew I wanted an Asus mobo, I wasn't sure exactly which one. I'm very happy I chose the A8N-E. Great manuals, plenty of cables included, high quality product.
Overall Review: Great mobo, great price. It's got everything you need (unless you're rich and need SLI...) and nothing you don't. Fit in my case perfect. I haven't tried overclocking yet, but I will soon.
Pros: Great design allows for plenty of airflow, plenty of space, no sharp edges, quality construction, really cool tool-less hard drive and cd/dvd-rom install bays - easy enough when you read it, but when you see it work it's very nice and works great.
Overall Review: I bought this case for my first pc build and I couldn't be happier. I knew I didn't want to spend too much on a case yet at the same time I didn't want to end up with a cheap piece of junk either. This Cooler Master turned out to be an excellent choice, a very affordable price, and my install could not have been any easier (Asus A8N-E w/AMD 64 3700+ SD).