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STEVEN T.

STEVEN T.

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Most Favorable Review

Building 2 new computers

CORSAIR Vengeance LPX 64GB (2 x 32GB) 288-Pin PC RAM DDR4 3200 (PC4 25600) Desktop Memory Model CMK64GX4M2E3200C16
CORSAIR Vengeance LPX 64GB (2 x 32GB) 288-Pin PC RAM DDR4 3200 (PC4 25600) Desktop Memory Model CMK64GX4M2E3200C16

Pros: I'm building 2 new computers that both call for this specific memory. One system is using the ASRock X570 PRO4 motherboard, the other using the X570 Taichi motherboard. I wanted to be able to swap the RAM, and have the maximum RAM density, as the X570 will allow up to 128GB on these motherboards.

Cons: none as yet

Overall Review: Yes, would recommend.

12/23/2019
Most Critical Review

Unreliable

Corsair Void RGB Elite USB Premium Gaming Headset with 7.1 Surround Sound, Carbon
Corsair Void RGB Elite USB Premium Gaming Headset with 7.1 Surround Sound, Carbon

Pros: Sometimes they worked.

Cons: The special driver from Corsair called iCue was very hard and slow to install, and required a system reboot. It also required a system reboot to uninstall. And changing to major versions has to be done manually. Come on! It's a headset! It is supposed to work as a basic headset with just the default Windows drivers. I found that the sound was constantly cutting-out during a conversation: I'd be talking, and suddenly the computer would beep and a voice in my ears would say 'mic on'. It say a few more words, and the voice would say 'mic on' again. Like ever 10 seconds. I'm going back to pure analog headphones.

Overall Review: Not recommended.

a very pretty board. Be nice if all the features on it worked.

ASRock X570 TAICHI AM4 AMD X570 SATA 6Gb/s ATX AMD Motherboard
ASRock X570 TAICHI AM4 AMD X570 SATA 6Gb/s ATX AMD Motherboard

Pros: 3/14/2022 purchased again! Still pretty. About all I can say. 11/9/2019 purchase Much prettier than my X370 Taichi. I'm using this for Linux program development, in particular for compiling Linux myself, and I wanted something powerful.

Cons: 3/14/2022 purchased again! Purchased specifically to build a new clean Windows 11 system. Went with a 5600G cpu this time. my first Zen 3. BUT: It is absolutely impossible to make use of the onboard Intel i211 ethernet port! Enabling the port in the UEFI(BIOS) causes both Windows 10 and 11 to be stuck on the recovery screen where it says that Windows didn't load correctly. I'm presently limping along with an old USB-connected wifi stick, and I'm extremely disappointed. I'm downgrading my previous 5-egg review to 3 eggs. Somebody needs to make this right for me. 11/9/2019 purchase I would have liked this to have the same 10-ports of SATA-support that the X370 Taichi motherbaord had. Since I'm using Linux, the onboard video isn't going to be of any use to me, and is a wasted feature.

Overall Review: 3/14/2022 purchased again! I had high-hopes, and high-expectations, buying one of these before. It seems to be OK for Linux, but not usable on Windows 10 or Windows 11. Unless maybe if you purchase an additional ethernet card for it! 11/9/2019 purchase It is a good board. It was on-sale the day I purchased it, and went back up in price afterwards. Probably about the best of ASRock's X570 motherboards at the moment. I expect to get several years of work out of it.

Frustrated

CORSAIR VS Series VS600 600W 80 PLUS Certified Non-Modular ATX Power Supply, CP-9020224-NA
CORSAIR VS Series VS600 600W 80 PLUS Certified Non-Modular ATX Power Supply, CP-9020224-NA

Cons: This older computer has a 20-pin ATX power connector. The power supply has a 24-pin ATX power connector. The last 4-pins are not detachable. The power supply's instruction manual says the last 4 pins are detachable, and warns against using them in anything other than the MB connector.

Overall Review: I needed a power supply to troubleshoot an older computer that had a cheap power supply. Symptom: power would shut itself down after a minute, and I'd have to unplug it from the AC to reset it.

Good cpu

AMD Ryzen 5 5600G - Ryzen 5 5000 G-Series Cezanne (Zen 3) 6-Core 3.9 GHz Socket AM4 65W AMD Radeon Graphics Desktop Processor - 100-100000252BOX
AMD Ryzen 5 5600G - Ryzen 5 5000 G-Series Cezanne (Zen 3) 6-Core 3.9 GHz Socket AM4 65W AMD Radeon Graphics Desktop Processor - 100-100000252BOX

Overall Review: This is my first AMD CPU with the integrated graphics feature. While it was nice to have the integrated graphics for initial system setup without another card, the driver for it has some error, and it kept putting my display into the wrong mode and making the screen flicker a lot.

It's a power supply

CORSAIR CV series CP-9020237-NA 750W ATX12V / EPS12V 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Non-Modular CV750 80 PLUS Bronze ATX Power Supply
CORSAIR CV series CP-9020237-NA 750W ATX12V / EPS12V 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Non-Modular CV750 80 PLUS Bronze ATX Power Supply

Overall Review: I only use Corsair power supplies. I've never had one quit on me, and before I used Corsair, I would buy just any old thing, usually included with a new case, and have it fail in a month or two.