Date Joined: 08/21/17
-RGB lighting and custom heatsink
Cons: -None for me
Overall Review: I wanted to upgrade my 4x4 16gb kit to a 4x8 32gb kit so I ordered two sets of these. Runs perfectly at stock 3200 profile on my MSI x370 mobo. The software that you get from Patriot's website is very robust and works well. The default lighting profiles are really cool and you can customize each of the 5 individual lights separately. I'm satisfied with this product and I would definitely recommend.
Pros: -Look and feel premium
-Tons of accessories in box
Overall Review: Deepcool has come a long way in a short period of time. The fans look and feel premium and the box is full of stuff to make your life easier. Would definitely recommend.
Pros: -Look and feel premium
-Included ARGB controller
-Tons of accessories in the box
Overall Review: Deepcool has come a long way in a short period of time. These fans look and feel premium and the box is full of stuff to make your life easier. Would definitely recommend.
Pros: -Great gaming performance
-Comes with its own GPU brace (You're definitely going to need one)
-Stock overclock is pretty generous
Cons: -VERY power hungry
-Noticeable coil whine
Overall Review: If you see this card in stock and it's anywhere remotely close to MSRP, buy it. This thing is an absolute behemoth of a card so luckily it comes with a GPU brace. The triple fan design keeps this card cool and the lights are incredible. Coil whine is very noticeable with higher FPS but using AMD software (not Vsync) to limit framerates to what your monitor can handle is a great workaround for that. For people that don't wish to experiment with undervolting, this card is hands down the most power hungry card I have ever seen. It will easily hit 300-500w while under full load so make sure your PSU can handle your system with that number in mind (PCPartpicker lists the power consumption of this card as up to 250w...and I can only assume the person who put that number in there was joking and had a good laugh with his buddies). I was fortunate enough to get this about a month ago for just under $600 and I do not regret it. If you're looking for the best that AMD has to offer, this is it.
Pros: -Lights are bright
-24 pin extension works great
Cons: -A little bit of a pain to install and make it look neat. Not a big deal.
Overall Review: I was floored when this was announced a while back and I'm excited to own it. The included controller works great and has a ton of lighting modes to choose from. comes with optional 4pin and 3pin 5v ARGB connections for use with mobo or controller. It goes great with my RGB setup and I love to show it off haha.
Pros: -Much smoother mouse movement
-3 USB ports
-Button to change lighting is easy to access
-Lights are bright and it has a decent amount of color options
-The weight is perfect to keep it stable while in use
Overall Review: Mouse bungees, in general, are a great alternative to paying extra for a wireless mouse. It gives the mouse a semi-wireless feel and keeps the cord from getting caught on something. It works exactly how I expected and has a premium feel to it. This mouse bungee is the only one I have seen with RGB lighting so I couldn't pass it up. It looks really cool and the rainbow function is a great feature.
Pros: -Read and Write speeds are exactly as I expect from a quality 2.5" SSD
-RGB lighting looks amazing
-has optional 3pin and 4pin 5v RGB connectors so you can hook them up to a motherboard or chain them together with another controller.
Overall Review: This SSD is pretty epic looking. I have it chained together with my ARGB Deepcool fans and it syncs perfectly. The colors are spot on too (White was especially impressive as I've had problems achieving that color with other RGB setups). Overall, I would definitely recommend this product for people looking for a great quality, fast SSD and also for RGB enthusiasts.
Pros: -Case is huge
-Huge 200mm fans
-Both side panels have a latch mechanism that holds the panel once screw(s) are removed
-Perfect for showcasing RGB builds
Cons: -Low airflow with default, acrylic front panel
-Pain to build in
Overall Review: This is definitely a 4/5 egg case but is now 5/5 if you get the replacement mesh front panel that Cooler Master finally came out with. It's kind of lame that you have to buy an extra part to make this case awesome but it's only $20 so take that as you will. I have mixed feelings about the PSU shroud as it needs to be completely removed in order to install power supply but since you really shouldn't need to do that very often, it really isn't a deal breaker for me. This thing is enormous for a mid tower case (which I was happy about). Overall, I love this case. It's perfect for showcasing RGB components and has ample room for expansion.
-Works exactly as advertised
-Response time is insanely fast
-Color is perfect
-Menu is super easy to navigate and is also very intuitive
Cons: -Very small amount of backlight bleed
Overall Review: This monitor is insane for the price. It looks and feels high quality. I am having no issues with it, other than the very small amount of backlight bleed but it really doesn't bug me at all. This was a huge step up for me since I came from a 60hz 1080p monitor with a 15ms response time. The 1ms response time and 144hz refresh rate is an extremely noticeable upgrade. The Freesync works perfectly with my Sapphire Nitro+ 8gb RX 580 and makes everything buttery smooth, even when the frame rates dip below 60 for brief moments. When I was using Vsync it would be really choppy when it would drop below 60fps so adaptive sync technology is definitely the way to go if you're in the market for a new monitor. P.S. The monitor did come with a Display Port cable.
Pros: -It works as advertised
Cons: -My McAfee anti-virus thinks the Cooler Master software is a virus and deletes it every time I open it. That's not Cooler Master's fault but it's worth mentioning.
Overall Review: It works as advertised and other than the software thing, I have no complaints.
-Comes with RGB stock cooler
-Can overclock well beyond my expectations with a stock cooler
-Pretty unbeatable $ to performance ratio
Cons: -Absolutely no cons for me
Overall Review: This thing is insane. with the stock cooler, I have no issues getting it overclocked to 3.9. It's unstable at 4.0 but I bet if I upgrade to an AIO or tinker with the CPU fan speed I might be able to push it there. It's awesome to see AMD push back as hard as they did with the Ryzen line up. I decided to go with this one instead of the 1700x or 1800x because I knew I would be overclocking and that made this one a pretty great value since it's the only one of the Ryzen 7's that comes with a stock cooler.
Pros: -Very fast read and write
-M.2 so it doesn't take up any real-estate in the case
-Stays reasonably cool for not having a heat sink
Cons: -It's blue (obviously wouldn't be a problem if you don't have a windowed case or are using in a laptop...or if you like blue M.2 drives)
Overall Review: I love this thing. Works just as well as my Kingston 2.5" SSD that I'm now using as my boot drive. It's definitely not a big deal at all but I was kind of "meh" on the color since it's blue but after installing it, I can't really notice it since it sits directly below the large CPU cooler on my board.
Pros: -Looks awesome
-Can play pretty much any new AAA title at max/ultra/very high settings in 1080p
-Stays nice and cool under load
-The Sapphire software is easy to use and well designed.
Cons: -None at this time
Overall Review: This card is pretty epic. It's stock overclocked and looks incredible with the custom backplate and LED in the front.
-looks and feels high quality
-Blue LED looks cool
Cons: -I absolutely could not find a review online for this product on any reputable website so I wasn't sure what to expect and I don't know how this model will do long term.
Overall Review: I took a chance on this product because of the high wattage per dollar and it had black cables. I looked everywhere and couldn't find a review online for this model so I decided to put my feedback in. It's cheap but it looks and feels high quality so I was definitely surprised by that. I am not pushing the power supply too hard either (I'm using somewhere around 400-425w for several hours everyday) so I can't say for sure how well this would handle a load closer to it's rated maximum but for what I need, this is perfect.
Pros: - cheap
- great for esports gaming
- does well with AAA gaming
- little bit of overclock headroom
- only needs a single 6 pin
-ROG design looks cool
- dual fan design keeps the card reasonably cool
-RGB light on the front syncs perfectly with Aura Sync
Cons: - none.
Overall Review: This is a budget card so I was expecting to have to do some tweaking in game settings and Radeon settings to get good performance. However, I was pretty surprised how much the RX 560 can handle considering the price.
Pros: -Code worked like a charm
-Quake Champions is AWESOME
Cons: -No cons.
Pros: -The black finish is gorgeous and the modest RGB lighting adds a great deal of character
-Lots of room for expansion
-Has great heat management with the heatsinks
Cons: -No on board Wifi
-The location of the RGB lighting on this board is pretty much guaranteed to be covered up by any GPU. The light still shows behind it and looks cool but I wish they would have put it on the heatsink at the top of the board so it wouldn't be so easily covered up.
-There seems to be a glitch I cannot resolve with the RGB headers. When using the Aura Sync software, it only recognizes 1 RGB header. Both of my RGB case fans light up, but the left one can only us the red and green LEDs and the right one can only use the blue LED. I don't know whether to blame the Aura Sync software (which is definitely in its infancy and very glitchy anyway) or blame the motherboard. Tried different version of the BIOS firmware and tried the older versions of Aura Sync software but get the same result. I keep all of my RGB lighting set to default anyway and it has a random rainbow effect so it's not the biggest deal. However, it has been very frustrating to troubleshoot this.
Pros: -Excellent price to performance in gaming
-Keeps up with the higher end GPUs in Esports games
-Capable of maintaining a very playable AAA gaming experience
-Can handle a lot more than I was expecting (coupled with overclocked Ryzen 3 1200)
Cons: -None so far
Pros: -Very capable (especially considering the price point)
-Unlocked for overclocking
-Ryzen Master software makes it easy to overclock without having to mess with BIOS settings
Cons: -None so far.
Pros: -Cheaper than competition
-5 individually addressable RGB LEDs
-They look awesome
Cons: -None so far. Have been using them for a few weeks (with a modest overclock) without any issues.
Overall Review: Decided to try these since they were cheaper than the TridentZ kit and I am glad I did. RGB lighting works very well in my Asus Strix B350 F Gaming motherboard. I can confirm that it is currently compatible with Aura Sync software. So far they are working with my overclock settings without any stability issues. I opted for the 8GB (2X4GB)-2666 kit to save cash for the initial build and I will definitely be picking up another kit soon.