Joined on 01/19/08
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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.
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.
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
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