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JACOB R.

JACOB R.

Joined on 01/19/08

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Most Favorable Review

AMD Rocks

AMD Desktop Ryzen 5 1600 65W AM4 Processor with Wraith Stealth Cooler
AMD Desktop Ryzen 5 1600 65W AM4 Processor with Wraith Stealth Cooler

Pros: Confirmed this is the elusive 5 1600 AF on the newer smaller die.

Cons: Price did not stay low as when released.

Overall Review: Is about equal with my older 5 2600. both machines have same vgu and you cannot tell them apart.

Most Critical Review

D O A

Western Digital Black WD5001AALS 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive
Western Digital Black WD5001AALS 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: It is a harddrive.

Cons: Worked briefly. Once rebooted couldnt be recognised in bios. Operating system installation failed. Rebooted and tried all four sata ports on M/B. Tried different Sata Cable. Tried different power cord on powersupply. All 4 ports on board recognised the CD Rom.

Overall Review: I have never had to RMA anything before. I am disappointed.

Gskill rocks

G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series 32GB (2 x 16GB) 288-Pin PC RAM DDR4 3200 (PC4 25600) Desktop Memory Model F4-3200C16D-32GVK
G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series 32GB (2 x 16GB) 288-Pin PC RAM DDR4 3200 (PC4 25600) Desktop Memory Model F4-3200C16D-32GVK

Pros: Black Heat spreaders. Faster than my RAM was that it replaced. XMP worked right off the bat.

Cons: Shiny finish kinda sticks out, would look better flat.

Overall Review: I yanked out a 16 gig 2999 kit and replaced it with this 32 gig 3200 kit. I know 16 gigs used to be the standard for gaming but doubling the ram really helped out playing PUBG.

Great Product

Intel 660p Series M.2 2280 512GB PCIe 3.0 x4, NVMe 3D2 QLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) SSDPEKNW512G8X1
Intel 660p Series M.2 2280 512GB PCIe 3.0 x4, NVMe 3D2 QLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) SSDPEKNW512G8X1

Pros: Its Nvme its plenty fast for O.S.

Cons: Green PCB displays its budget roots.

Overall Review: Wanted a solid solution bolted directly to the motherboard. This is my second machine to have the 660P for the O.S. and it performs as advertised.

Great Product

Antec Value Power Series VP650 Plus, 650W Non-Modular, 80 PLUS Certified, Thermal Manager, CircuitShield Protection, 120mm Silent Fan with 3-Year Warranty
Antec Value Power Series VP650 Plus, 650W Non-Modular, 80 PLUS Certified, Thermal Manager, CircuitShield Protection, 120mm Silent Fan with 3-Year Warranty

Pros: Its a solid budget built PSU. Voltages are on spec.

Cons: I might have questioned some life decisions while building a new PC in a Fractal 1100 without the benefits of modular design. The cables are hidden in black sleeves. Doesn't matter so much for me as my case does not have a glass side or visual access to the internals.

Overall Review: Cheap and functional

Great Product

ASUS Prime B450M-A/CSM AM4 AMD B450 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
ASUS Prime B450M-A/CSM AM4 AMD B450 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

Pros: I Purchased this mid tier board and installed a new Ryzen 5 1600 AF. I also own a Prime B350 board with a 5 2600. My kids use these PC's for 1080p Gaming. The new 5 1600 AF performs exactly the same as the 5 2600. After I got the machine up and running, it was easy to get around ASUS's bios and update it. It works as advertised!

Cons: On board audio is unimpressive. I am spoiled to Creative products though. The case is a solid Micro ATX with no side glass so I have no use for the RGB header. Theres no room to add an internal sound card because I purchased a 2 and half space eating VGU.

Overall Review: I would recommend Prime series motherboards for mid range machines. I have 3 total and they have been rock solid! My personal rig I built last year is a Prime Z-370 II with I7 8700k. AS mentioned I have a B-350 with Ryzen 5 2600 and a B-450 with Ryzen 5 1600 AF