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Eddie W.

Eddie W.

Joined on 03/24/13

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Most Favorable Review

Best Motherboard for AM4 Chipset

GIGABYTE AORUS GA-AX370-Gaming K7 (rev. 1.0) AM4 AMD X370 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard
GIGABYTE AORUS GA-AX370-Gaming K7 (rev. 1.0) AM4 AMD X370 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard

Pros: -370 Chipset with easy bios options to overclock - Black PCB -Really good quality capacitors populate the board -Ram slots are far enough away for weird CPU cooler mounts. -Easy RGB adjusting through bios and gigabytes rgb fusion software. -Gold Plated Sound jacks -M.2 NVMe Slot ready for the future -USB type-C slot ready for the future. -Error code display on bottom of board for easier troubleshooting -OC mode is hit or miss but seems to give my 1600x a slight 0.2Ghz Stable OC (Needs activated after every boot) -Simple bios and tons of fan headers - Easily enabled XMP on 3200 speed ram from corsair. - ALOT of bundled in free optional software like 1 year premium Xsplit streaming service, 1 month of norton and so on. - Comes with Sexy Aorus velcro Cable ties.

Cons: -A few of the LED's are EXTREMELY bright. ( bright enough to distort pictures being taken of it while running) - Sometimes will not recognize mouse inside of bios - Ive had issues with a f9 error code giving me 2 minute long bootloops until it boots stable. (Re seating my rx 580 solved this) -Looks so pretty that you dont want to take it out of the anti static bag.

Most Critical Review

Its okay

Best Choice Products 38in Beginners Acoustic Electric Cutaway Guitar w/ Case, Extra Strings, Strap, Tuner, Pick - Black
Best Choice Products 38in Beginners Acoustic Electric Cutaway Guitar w/ Case, Extra Strings, Strap, Tuner, Pick - Black

Pros: It is okay for a starter. I bought this for my girlfriend and she loves it. It works with Rocksmith aswell. Everything is included. It even comes with a set of second strings.

Cons: The paint job is pretty basic. There was some paint on the frets. The microphone was loose when i had received it, but I attached it. It feels and looks cheap, probably because it is.

Ran into Several Issues, Please Read.

GIGABYTE AORUS Radeon RX 580 8GB GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 CrossFireX Support ATX Video Card GV-RX580XTRAORUS-8GD
GIGABYTE AORUS Radeon RX 580 8GB GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 CrossFireX Support ATX Video Card GV-RX580XTRAORUS-8GD

Pros: -Beautiful flagship card by Gigabyte's new brand AORUS -RGB's were easily adjusted using Gigabytes simple software to change colors and effects -Gorgeous thick backplate with copper insert over the gpu. -Silent when idling and during use (The Fan stop indicator seems impractical but i was still intrigued by it.) -Coupled with a freesync 144hz monitor, it did a fabulous job running Dota 2, Metro 2033 Redux and a few other titles above 140fps consistently. -When I ran into my issues, Gigabytes Customer support was decent to responding and supplied educated responses. Not as fast as i'd like but i did receive a reply within 2 days.

Cons: -This 2.5 Slot card is HEAVY. Even with the metal reinforced slots on my ax370-k7, the card managed to look like it was drooping out of the slot. (I had to rig something up before buying a GPU stand to make it look more secure. This is in a Mastercase pro 5) -Only the dual fan's on the super ridiculously big card. Would've been nice to have the trifan setup like on Aorus 1080 xtr editions. -Not crossfire Supported. -Okay so here is my story I purchased this card in the first week of may 2017, I installed the latest drivers on windows 10 64 bit and everything ran fine. I eventually wanted to start recording my Dota 2 matches and started using a dual monitor setup. Around 5/21/17 whilst running a 144hz Display port monitor and a 60hz HDMI connected monitor and updating to 17.5.2 drivers, I started having issues with the screens losing signal. I thought it was a software issue and I couldn't get it working. While switching Programs and opening Radeon settings both monitors would keep losing signal for around 2 minutes. When it stopped both monitors were at wrong resolutions. It would continue to do this until reboot with 1 display active. Thinking this was a software issue I deleted all gigabyte graphic controllers and to no avail, I reinstalled windows. 2 days later after letting it sit i booted and the same thing happened again so I contacted Gigabyte. They responded a day later and we went back and forth on what it could be. Before finishing up with Gigabyte I Decided to RMA through Newegg in hopes that a different card will give me better results. So far It was everything I needed while it was operational. I'll further update this when the replacement arrives and after a bit of time testing.

Overall Review: -Wonderful Card while it worked. -Perfect for running moba's at 144hz -Gigabyte Customer service actually responds -BLACK PCB :)

Best PSU i've ever purchased

EVGA SuperNOVA 650 G3, 220-G3-0650-Y1, 80+ GOLD, 650W Fully Modular, EVGA ECO Mode with New HDB Fan, Includes FREE Power On Self Tester, Compact 150mm Size, Power Supply
EVGA SuperNOVA 650 G3, 220-G3-0650-Y1, 80+ GOLD, 650W Fully Modular, EVGA ECO Mode with New HDB Fan, Includes FREE Power On Self Tester, Compact 150mm Size, Power Supply

Pros: -Fully modular so Cable management is a breeze -Comes with several EVGA pouches/bags to store excess cables -NICE braided sleeves on all wires. -Supports Crossfire and SLI

Cons: -The braided sleeves made the wires a little stiff

Overall Review: -This is honestly the best bang for your buck on PSU's

EASY XMP on Gigabyte Ryzen build

CORSAIR Vengeance LED 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 3200 (PC4 25600) Memory (Desktop Memory) Model CMU16GX4M2C3200C16
CORSAIR Vengeance LED 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 3200 (PC4 25600) Memory (Desktop Memory) Model CMU16GX4M2C3200C16

Pros: -Was easily detected and xmp enabled on AX-370 K7 board with f3 bios -LED's are soft white and not blinding while viewing -Wasn't Doa

Cons: -Corsair Link program is kind of wonky so i left them out of sync breathing which is okay -Not RGB

Overall Review: -Works well with AX-370-k7 and probably k5

The future is here

Corsair Force MP500 M.2 2280 240GB PCI-Express 3.0 x4 MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) CSSD-F240GBMP500
Corsair Force MP500 M.2 2280 240GB PCI-Express 3.0 x4 MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) CSSD-F240GBMP500

Pros: -Blazing Fast speeds on boot using windows 10 home 64 bit -Dota 2 Loads instantaneously. -Really low space consumption inside case. -BLACK PCB :)

Cons: -Sticker was peeling but it is underneath my GPU so no complaints.

Overall Review: -Recommended for everyone with m.2 slots