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Shayne J.

Shayne J.

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Most Favorable Review

Incredibly fast

Western Digital WD BLACK SN850 NVMe M.2 2280 1TB PCI-Express 4.0 x4 3D NAND Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) WDS100T1X0E
Western Digital WD BLACK SN850 NVMe M.2 2280 1TB PCI-Express 4.0 x4 3D NAND Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) WDS100T1X0E

Pros: Very fast and responsive

Cons: none so far

Overall Review: I put two of these in an LVM Raid0; one is on the chipset slot, the other is on the CPU-direct slot so they aren't fighting for bandwidth. The speedup isn't quite 2x, but at 12GB/sec sequential reads and >1mil iops, it's still very, very fast.

Most Critical Review

Worked great for one day.

SIGMA FOCUS SP600B 600W (700W Peak) ATX12V Power Supply
SIGMA FOCUS SP600B 600W (700W Peak) ATX12V Power Supply

Pros: Quiet Cool Lots of air flow No stupid gimmicky lighting

Cons: Worked for only a single day, took out my hard drive when it died.

Overall Review: This thing worked great for a single day, but last night it arc'd and took out the circuit breaker for the room. When I flipped the circuit breaker back on I found that not only was the PSU dead, but also that it zapped my hard drive when it died. This was a great PSU right up until it destroyed a terabyte of data... I've never needed to RMA something from Newegg before, so I guess now I get to see if they're as good with returns as I've heard.

Ryzen 9 5900x idles at 29C

be quiet! Shadow Rock 3, CPU Cooler, 190W TDP, Decoupled Silent Shadow Wings 2 120mm PWM High-speed Fan, Asymmetrical Construction Avoids Blocking Memory Slots LGA 1700 Compatible
be quiet! Shadow Rock 3, CPU Cooler, 190W TDP, Decoupled Silent Shadow Wings 2 120mm PWM High-speed Fan, Asymmetrical Construction Avoids Blocking Memory Slots LGA 1700 Compatible

Pros: + good cooling + very quiet + offset mount leaves plenty of room for memory

Cons: - it's a little fiddly to install

Overall Review: It definitely lives up to the brand name; even at full speed I can only just hear it. My AMD Ryzen 9 5900x CPU idles at 29C, and even under stress testing has never exceeded 75C. Most of the time with normal usage it's hanging out between 40-55C.

A good PSU is essential if you value longevity and reliability

Seasonic PRIME Ultra 650W 80+ Titanium Power Supply, Full Modular, 135mm FDB Fan w/Hybrid Fan Control, ATX12V & EPS12V, Power On Self Tester, SSR-650TR
Seasonic PRIME Ultra 650W 80+ Titanium Power Supply, Full Modular, 135mm FDB Fan w/Hybrid Fan Control, ATX12V & EPS12V, Power On Self Tester, SSR-650TR

Pros: Full modular Quiet Heavy (generally indicative of good quality)

Overall Review: I'm not qualified to really delve into what's great or not great about this power supply, but it has a reassuring heft to it, the full-modular nature and selection of cables is nice, and Seasonic is known for their quality and reliability. There are countless reviews of this power supply by people smarter than I that gas on about how well-designed and built this power supply is. I generally overbuild a machine and then run it for 5+ years, and a quality power supply (and power conditioner/UPS) is key to that durability. If you build a new machine every year or two, I wouldn't waste your money on this PSU. If you plan to keep your computer a while (or you live in an area with a crummy power grid), go for the best PSU you can afford. The money you spend on your PSU will save you money on your components over time.

Seems to do the job

Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut Extreme Thermal Grease Paste - 2.0 Gram
Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut Extreme Thermal Grease Paste - 2.0 Gram

Overall Review: I used this between an AMD Ryzen 9 5900x CPU and a be quiet! Shadow Rock 3 cooler, and the CPU idles at 29C. Under stress testing, I haven't seen the CPU exceed 75C. Under most workloads the CPU sits between 35-50C. Based on what I've read on the 5900x, that seems to be a good result.

It's fine.

Fractal Design Meshify 2 Compact Black ATX Flexible High-Airflow Light Tinted Tempered Glass Window Mid Tower Computer Case
Fractal Design Meshify 2 Compact Black ATX Flexible High-Airflow Light Tinted Tempered Glass Window Mid Tower Computer Case

Pros: + good airflow + open layout inside makes it fairly easy to work on + reasonably stylish in the right lighting + filtered top, bottom and front

Cons: - weird quality control problems (the paint on the top grill covered some of the holes, it's "creaky" when you move it, etc) - feels cheaper than it should for its price (even the power button has a really tinny, cheap feeling click to it) - the latches on the side panels feel super cheap. I'm fully expecting those to be the first thing to break. - under most lighting it looks very generic - drive caddies - the power LED placement is a total afterthought. don't bother hooking it up, it looks stupid.

Overall Review: I feel like I'm being picky, but I just don't care for this case. It does its job, it has good airflow, and there's nothing functionally wrong with it, it's just not as well-made as I was expecting. It was easy enough to work on, but the drive caddies remind me of my old Antec P280 case from 10 years ago. My last build used a Corsair Obsidian 500D case, and if I had seen this case in person before buying, I'd have bought another Corsair case for this build. It's an adequately satisfactory case, and if you get one it'll probably serve you just fine.

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Everything went as expected, no complaints. Thanks!

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Item arrived on time and as described for an excellent price. Thanks!

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