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Bryan J.

Bryan J.

Joined on 10/19/15

Product Reviews
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Most Favorable Review

Works

CORSAIR VENGEANCE RGB PRO Light Enhancement Kit Model CMWLEKIT2
CORSAIR VENGEANCE RGB PRO Light Enhancement Kit Model CMWLEKIT2

Pros: Can fill those ram slots without the cost of actual ram looks identical to the ram I have

Cons: I have 4 ram slots and Icue software isn't aware of what order they are in. In sequential lighting it kind of bounces around instead of moving nicely to the next ram stick. This can be remedied in the software by adjusting the order of the ram slots. HOWEVER, when you shut down your computer the programmed order resets to default and is no longer sequential. I could always adjust my hardware lighting to something that doesn't need an sequential order to pull off. Just a minor problem really

Overall Review: Great. I love this cheaper alternative then buying more ram that I don't need.

Most Critical Review

Cheap Keyboard is Cheap

Orange KBCQ23RBK, Standard USB Spill Resistant Gaming Keyboard
Orange KBCQ23RBK, Standard USB Spill Resistant Gaming Keyboard

Pros: Cheap

Cons: Keyboard feels light and hollow. The A and S keys are a bit harder to press so when you type, those keys seem to be missing from words. While gaming, its annoying to press a key and have to realize you're not moving because the key is a little harder to activate then the other keys

Overall Review: Find another keyboard

10/22/2015

Excellent Case

Phanteks Eclipse P600S PH-EC600PSC_BK01 Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Phanteks Eclipse P600S PH-EC600PSC_BK01 Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Pros: -Very well built. Lots of space for HDD storage. -Well thought out design -High quality feels

Cons: -Rack mounting panel feels cheap -The brackets for the HDDs are nice with anti vibration screw mounts but thin and cheap feeling -After loading 4 18tb HDDs the mounting brackets sag a little bit creating a non uniform appearance -Slightly larger than a usual mid tower (in my case that was ok)

Overall Review: Despite the cons, I am very satisfied with this case. I feel like this may be the nicest case I have ever built in. If you are looking for a good quality case that gives you options to adjust equipment then this is your case. I think I really like the magnetic panels to either block sound/light or to remove them and allow air to flow through the case. I do have one regret though.... I didn't buy two of these cases

Nice little Motherboard

ASUS ROG Strix Z390-F Gaming LGA 1151 (300 Series) Intel Z390 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 ATX Intel Motherboard
ASUS ROG Strix Z390-F Gaming LGA 1151 (300 Series) Intel Z390 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 ATX Intel Motherboard

Pros: its a motherboard everything installs easily with no issues plenty of fan headers.

Cons: Realtek driver stuck in install loop. Virus software picked up a Trojan horse in the driver. After a few reinstalls, the driver does not keep asking me to restart my computer

Overall Review: Nothing in particular really stands out with this motherboard. I like the 5ghz OC profile for my cpu. Just turn it on and everything works at 5ghz. The XMP profile for my ram worked without any problems. Some people had issue with their M.2 screw. I did not see anything wrong with it. I installed the drive and gently tightened the screw with no issues. everything works.

Great CPU

Intel Core i7 9th Gen - Core i7-9700K Coffee Lake 8-Core 3.6 GHz (4.9 GHz Turbo) LGA 1151 (300 Series) 95W BX80684I79700K Desktop Processor Intel UHD Graphics 630
Intel Core i7 9th Gen - Core i7-9700K Coffee Lake 8-Core 3.6 GHz (4.9 GHz Turbo) LGA 1151 (300 Series) 95W BX80684I79700K Desktop Processor Intel UHD Graphics 630

Pros: Fast OCs easily to 5ghz. idles at 30-40c with corsair AIO h100i Stays at 60-65c while gaming using AIO water cooling never gets above 75c while under normal load with 5ghz OC.

Cons: none

Overall Review: Overclocks easy to 5ghz, but the processor pretty much always runs at 4.6ghz. I don't really notice much of a difference while gaming with the OC and only modest increases in benchmarks.

Best Case I Have Ever Owned

Corsair Crystal Series 570X RGB CC-9011098-WW Steel / Tempered Glass ATX Mid Tower Case
Corsair Crystal Series 570X RGB CC-9011098-WW Steel / Tempered Glass ATX Mid Tower Case

Pros: I love the glass around the case and how I can see everything inside. It has really made me think about my cable management. I have not really worried about it in the past with closed off cases. It was really fun. The case with all the corsair fans, AIO pump, and ram look amazing. I am very happy with this build.

Cons: The screws that hold the glass panels on have rubber mountings that get worn down a bit with repeatedly taking the panels on and off. I can see that one day they will erode or break off. The front small corsair logo uses the motherboard's small pin connectors (HD power, on off power) to power the light, but the side logo wants an entire sata cable power to itself. I did not have a single power cable left after installing 6 fans, aio, and RBG hub. Luckily, I had an M.2 drive. The metal cable management cable in the back was barely able to hide all the cables. Luckily, I was able to get it to work, but just barely.

Overall Review: Despite the few cons, I am very happy with this purchase. The case is beautiful. This is by far the best looking rig I have ever owned. I took out the fans that came with it and installed 3 corsair ll series fans and mounted three more at the top of the case. I had some trouble mounting my AIO radiator to the top of the case. I initially bought the H115i from corsair and it was too bulky and it would not fit. I returned it and bought the h100i and mounted it to the front of the case since the air intake was in the front. I would tell anyone that was thinking about buying this case to do it.