Date Joined: 01/07/17
Pros: 3600 CL 16 worked flawlessly out of the box when put into my MSI X570 Ace with a Ryzen 3700x. Didn't even have to adjust anything in the BIOS.
Speedy. A noticeable difference in game framerates compared to my old 2400 sticks.
No problems or crashes after six months of use.
Beautiful design, with very pretty lighting.
Cons: As another reviewer mentioned, the LEDs stay on when your computer is in sleep mode, which is logical. It's not really a big deal unless your glass-paneled computer is next to your bed and it keeps you from sleeping, in which case, just cover the glass panel for the night or turn the LEDs off through software before going to sleep.
Overall Review: I'm really happy with this RAM. It worked flawlessly out of the box, and has not given me a single problem in six months. It's fast, and gives some slight but noticeable performance increase in games (at lower resolutions.) It also looks really pretty in my system.
I was on the fence about 32GB, but I'm glad that I went with it. I'm a heavy multi-tasker, and often like to play a game without closing my various other programs and browser tabs. I haven't had even a hint of slowdown. And if games start using more RAM in the next six years, I won't have to make an upgrade.
Pros: Fast enough for all of my needs. Windows boots quickly, and my games load insanely fast.
More endurance than I'll ever need in my entire life.
M.2 means no cables!
It came with a free game when I purchased it.
Cons: None at all.
Overall Review: Everything is incredibly fast and responsive. I don't really do anything that require NVMe speeds, so this drive has been perfect for me.
I bought it a year ago, and have only written about 12TB of data. That's only 1/50th of this drive's endurance rating. Nice.
I know this is kinda unrelated, but back when I bought it, it came with a free copy of Far Cry 5. It was an awesome game. :-)
Pros: Typically gets at least 60FPS at 1440p on very high settings.
Semi-passive cooling by default (fans stay off until the card gets above 60º)
Fans are silent under 50% inside of my Fractal Define R6 case.
Usually doesn't get too hot. (I rarely see it go above 72º.)
No problems at all after 7 months of use.
Cons: Small fans start to get crazy noisy above 50%. This becomes a problem for some unoptimized games that push this card all the way to the temp limit (frequently indie stuff using the Unity engine, in my experience.)
High price (for the entire RTX line, not just this one.)
Ray-tracing is not very practical on the 2060, due to fewer RT cores.
Felt kinda burned that Nvidia released the Super version so shortly after the original, but that's life.
Overall Review: In hindsight, I wish I'd waited three more months to upgrade, and used that time to save up money to buy a 2070 Super instead. But that's totally on me, and I won't knock eggs off because I was unable to predict the future. ;-)
But I do knock an egg off because I feel the price for the RTX line is high, and the features are kinda wasted on the 2060 because of its low RT core count.
This is a good card for 1440p, but, don't expect to be able to take advantage of ray-tracing features without cutting your framerates in half.
Otherwise, I've been really satisfied with this card. I still haven't been let down by MSI's good-quality products. My only complaint with them is that I wish they'd used larger fans on this card, so that the fans wouldn't have to spin so fast. But MSI Afterburner is a great program, and I was able to find the perfect fan curve for my liking.
Not sure I'd recommend it though, since the Super cards are out now, and RTX 30 is allegedly going to be out in the first half of 2020. If you can hold out that long, imagine that the 7nm RTX 30 series will have improved the RT cores, and improved performance and efficiency all around. That's just me guessing, though.
Pros: Fits in my tiny mini-ITX case
Looks pretty cool, with sturdy parts
Wireless works great
I/O shield is colored and labeled
Cons: mini-ITX boards are expensive
Overall Review: I keep buying from MSI because all of their products that I've used have been excellent so far. This is a nice-looking little board. The wireless was an important factor for me, and it is working great so far. This little detail might sound silly, but I appreciate that the I/O shield is colored, with labels next to all of the ports. I'm not sure if the heatsinks do much? But they look cool.
Pros: Super-low price
Comes with screws
It's really small
Cons: It's a bit flimsy
The insides have a metallic scent that stays on my hands
Had a minor issue fitting my PSU into it
Overall Review: This thing is small. Everything fits in there really tightly. Not much space to stow the power cables. Things are quite packed in there, but I did manage to close it. :-)
PSU is not included with this model. I used a SeaSonic SS-300TGW, and had a slight problem fitting it. The back of the case was colliding with the power inlet. Only a couple millimeters of metal were in the way, so I performed minor surgery on the case with tin snips and pliers, and then it fit.
The case did come with a 60mm fan pre-installed, but I didn't even try it. I replaced it with a Fractal fan.
It features tool-less drive installation, but only for one side of each drive. And for the optical drive, it only secures one hole. But the case comes with screws (including really tiny ones for a slim ODD), so you can fully secure the drives.
Overall... The whole case feels rather flimsy. Not exactly outstanding build quality. And the front panel feels just a teeny bit loose. But really, for only $15, I shouldn't complain. It's pretty good for the price. It fits all my parts, and looks pretty stylish. I'm happy with it!
Pros: Totally silent.
Overall Review: Fits perfectly in my mini-ITX built. It makes no sound. I can't hear a thing, unless I put my ear an inch away (and even then, I think I'm just hearing the air moving.) Very satisfied with this fan!
Pros: No problems at all after a year of use.
Can play all of my games smoothly at 1080p, even on ultra settings.
Cons: Inflated price at the moment.
Overall Review: I bought this a year ago (when the price was $260). It has served me well this entire time. No problems so far. Every game I've thrown at it runs perfectly at 1080p, even with AA cranked up.
At default settings, the fans don't come on until it reaches 60°C. And when they finally start spinning, I can't hear them inside my Nanoxia Deep Silence 4 case. The fans only become audible at around 75%, but that has only happened one time (when playing Event, my temps skyrocketed and I could hear the fans roaring.) But normally, the fans stay below 50% while gaming, and temps don't go above 72°. (You can of course change the fan speeds with overclocking software like MSI Afterburner, but the defaults will probably be just fine for most people.)
The *only* con is the current price, which is hugely inflated due to the mining craze... Luckily I managed to buy mine before that happened, though.
Pros: It has worked flawlessly for me for a year so far.
It plays Blu-Ray movies, which look and sounds really good.
Quiet while playing discs (I haven't tried burning though.)
Cons: Doesn't come with software.
Overall Review: I knew that software wouldn't be included, but that's still kind of a bummer, because that means paying an extra $50 if you want to watch Blu-Ray movies with menus and all.
Other than that, I haven't been disappointed with this drive so far. (Or any Pioneer player for that matter.)
Pros: It works
Overall Review: I bought this specifically because it didn't have heat-spreaders. I wasn't disappointed. Works perfectly fine on my MSI B250m Pro-VD. Had to change a setting in the BIOS to get it to run at full speed though.
No complaints! Not sure what kind of things RAM actually makes faster, but everything is fast so far. Will probably buy from G.SKILL again.
Pros: Haven't heard so much as a whisper yet
Feels sturdy and well built
Free cable ties
Cons: A bit expensive, but quality if more important to me anyway.
Overall Review: It has been powering my gaming PC (i5 3.4ghz and a Geforce GTX 1060) for the last two weeks without making a sound. I'm not sure the fan has even come on, even during gaming, yet it stays cool to the touch. Modular is a nice bonus, but I used all of the cables anyway. Came with some free cable ties, a sticker, and a nifty little fabric bag with the Corsair logo on it. :-) No complaints at all with this thing, and would recommend it to anyone.