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Brock D.

Brock D.

Joined on 02/09/10

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Decent hardware with problems

ABS Gladiator Gaming PC - Ryzen 5 5600X - GeForce RTX 3070 - 16GB DDR4 3000MHz - 1TB M.2 NVMe SSD
ABS Gladiator Gaming PC - Ryzen 5 5600X - GeForce RTX 3070 - 16GB DDR4 3000MHz - 1TB M.2 NVMe SSD

Pros: Solid case for a budget box. Was pleasantly surprised to find the window was real tempered glass and not plastic.

Cons: A bit loud but not terribly bad. Unable to control the numerous LED lights with the Armory Crate app. Nothing I do seems to make a difference and the thing was stuck at shooting out more rainbows that a pride parade. One day, the fan lights (not sure about the front LED strips since I unplugged the things) changed color. No idea why but at least it's an improvement. GPU power cables were loose and it took me an hour to get it to output to the monitor. Wouldn't even recognize the USB keyboard and Mouse. Biggest issue is a common problem with the AMD boards that if you run them with the default PCIe 4x it screws up the USB. Cannot run my Oculus gear even with an addon card while PCIe 4x is enabled. Have to go into the bios and set it at PCIe 3x. My 3000 mhz RAM also defaulted to 2400 or some such. Easy enough to force to run at the proper 3000.

Overall Review: Given the insane price of GPUs these days, I feel fortunate to have gotten this system for $2k even though all I really wanted was the 3070. Still nice to have an upgrade.