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Jason D.

Jason D.

Joined on 04/05/19

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Most Favorable Review

More than fulfills my needs.

AMD Ryzen 7 2nd Gen - Ryzen 7 2700X Pinnacle Ridge (Zen+) 8-Core 3.7 GHz (4.3 GHz Max Boost) Socket AM4 105W YD270XBGAFBOX Desktop Processor
AMD Ryzen 7 2nd Gen - Ryzen 7 2700X Pinnacle Ridge (Zen+) 8-Core 3.7 GHz (4.3 GHz Max Boost) Socket AM4 105W YD270XBGAFBOX Desktop Processor

Overall Review: Actually a lot more powerful than I really need, but it's great. No issues after almost 6 full months of daily use.

Almost no problems, great for 1080p gaming

Sapphire Radeon NITRO+ RX 590 8GB GDDR5 PCI-E Dual HDMI / DVI-D / Dual DP OC w/ Backplate SPECIAL EDITION (UEFI), 100415NT+8GSEL
Sapphire Radeon NITRO+ RX 590 8GB GDDR5 PCI-E Dual HDMI / DVI-D / Dual DP OC w/ Backplate SPECIAL EDITION (UEFI), 100415NT+8GSEL

Cons: Can't turn off the blue fan lights or change their colour.

Overall Review: Very good, solid card. Fulfills my gaming requirements easily (1080p, RPG, racing, and FPS games, mostly). The one issue was that it one day stopped sending a signal to my screen for no apparent reason and only fully shutting down the computer and rebooting resolved it. But it's now been almost 6 full months of daily use, and the blank screen issue has only happened once and was probably an OS issue rather than hardware, so I'm very happy.

Going strong after 6 months use

SAMSUNG 860 EVO Series 2.5" 500GB SATA III V-NAND 3-bit MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) MZ-76E500B/AM
SAMSUNG 860 EVO Series 2.5" 500GB SATA III V-NAND 3-bit MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) MZ-76E500B/AM

Overall Review: Got this as secondary HD in April, it's now almost October 1, no problems of any kind with daily (work-from-home office) use.

Perfect for casual home office use

CREATIVE LABS Pebble Modern 2.0 USB Desktop Speakers - White
CREATIVE LABS Pebble Modern 2.0 USB Desktop Speakers - White

Overall Review: Great product, had it for five months, use them every day, always sound great and no issues.

Solid mobo, but loses one egg for overtight screws and resulting loss of M.2 slot

ASUS Prime X470-Pro AM4 AMD X470 SATA 6Gb/s ATX AMD Motherboard
ASUS Prime X470-Pro AM4 AMD X470 SATA 6Gb/s ATX AMD Motherboard

Pros: Great mobo overall, has everything you need for a solid gaming or media rendering rig, without going way overboard. Excellent for the price point. Easy setup, BIOS is useable.

Cons: Even using a proper sized screwdriver (I have several sets of them and know how to choose the right one for a job), I could not get the screws loose on the "heatsink" over the upper M.2 drive slot. It just is not coming. The right hand screw finally came out, but the one at the left end ain't going anywhere. So I can't use the upper M.2 drive slot, very disappointing. I have seen other reviews mentioning this exact problem, so it's a process problem they will hopefully sort out. I decided not to make a big deal about it and send it back (figuring the odds were good I'd face the same problem with a replacement), I can make due with one M.2 slot, but it's annoying.

Overall Review: If they fix that manufacturing process problem described above, it'll be a real winner in its class (mid-range gaming mobos). Hopefully ASUS fixes the issue.

Works great

Edimax EW-7611ULB 2-in-1 N150 Wi-Fi & Bluetooth 4.0 Nano USB Adapter
Edimax EW-7611ULB 2-in-1 N150 Wi-Fi & Bluetooth 4.0 Nano USB Adapter

Pros: Very simple setup, works as expected and required.

Cons: None so far.

Overall Review: Pretty much plug and play. I did need to install the Bluetooth drivers to use BT, but no the WiFi, Windows 10 auto installed drivers that have worked without a glitch for several weeks now of daily use (it's a work computer). I don't use BT much but did test it and it works fine after installing the driver, it didn't seem to work with generic Windows 10 drivers. Recommended.