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Armando P.

Armando P.

Joined on 04/29/11

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Most Favorable Review

Good value

ARCTIC Accelero Twin Turbo III VGA Cooler for nVidia & AMD, Dual 92mm PWM Fans, Patented Backside Heatsink, SLI/CrossFire
ARCTIC Accelero Twin Turbo III VGA Cooler for nVidia & AMD, Dual 92mm PWM Fans, Patented Backside Heatsink, SLI/CrossFire

Pros: Quiet and keeps my Graphics card cooler, while gaming stays under 60 degrees. With stock cooler it reached 90+ and smaller fan would spin at almost 5k RPM's.

Cons: Manual needs lots of work, so many extra parts, the few that I needed seem flimsy and don't seem to fit properly, max RPM readout showed 50k plus lol.

Overall Review: But all in all I'm happy, made it work, keeps it cool and quiet, this is just so I can keep using my old XFX 7850 ATI card for 1 to 2 more years on second desktop, eventually everything is going to need more then 1gb of vram and I'm gonna have to give my kids my GTX 970 and I will buy a GTX 1070 or an AMD equivalent.

Most Critical Review

brackets sit on capacitors!!

DEEPCOOL Gamer Storm CAPTAIN 240EX-AIO CPU Liquid Cooler 240mm Ceramic Bearing Pump Visual Liquid Flow Metal Mounting Kit AM4 Compatible
DEEPCOOL Gamer Storm CAPTAIN 240EX-AIO CPU Liquid Cooler 240mm Ceramic Bearing Pump Visual Liquid Flow Metal Mounting Kit AM4 Compatible

Pros: When it made contact with the CPU it worked well, better than my 120 mm Silver Stone AIO.

Cons: every time I remove this to put it on 2 different lga 1151 motherboards, I had the same problem, didn't matter which direction I put them, if I put the brackets top and bottom of socket the top one would sit on the capacitors, if I put the brackets to the sides of the socket, the left bracket would sit on the capacitors, it is too awkward to the cpu block/motor, I would have to leave the bracket that was not sitting on the capacitors loose so I could raise it to meet the cpu block/motor, and than I would hand tight that bracket slightly because the cpu block/motor would prevent it from being flush with the motherboard, after all that hassle than the cpu block/motor did not get full contact with the cpu, so I would have to put my 180 lbs of weight on the cpu block/motor with the screw driver to tighten it, I did this on the gigabyte z170 gaming 6, than I got the msi m7 z270 and it was worse on this one, because the capacitors are taller, now the motor quit working and it must be creating short that will not let the motherboard boot, I took it off and put CM EVO 212 and it booted normally.

Overall Review: I purchased this on 2/15/17, I don't think I want a replacement, because I'm going to keep having the same problem because of the design of this product IMHO simply BAD!!! Also the position where the hoses come out of the block/motor depending on which direction you put them on will limit the location of radiator placement, not to mention the length of the hoses, if you have a case like my Thermal Take View 31 DG, you can not put it in the front unless the hoses are coming out of the right side of the CPU and than it would still be just enough length.

11/10/2018

Good value

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: Was using the 3200g for about a year, it just couldn't keep up, this 5600g feels 10x better!

good value

ASRock B550M-ITX/AC AM4 AMD B550 SATA 6Gb/s Mini ITX AMD Motherboard
ASRock B550M-ITX/AC AM4 AMD B550 SATA 6Gb/s Mini ITX AMD Motherboard

Cons: no audio output nor usb 3.0, the onboard wifi is a joke, downloaded the driver from asrock as stated but I'm still getting droppage, and it doesn't have more pcix to connect anything else than the gpu, I just ordered a card to use on a different montherboard, very inconvenient, I mean that's the purpose of getting a mini itx to use in smaller confine spaces, not the worth trouble, was not too expensive but it's just frustrating when you are in the middle of something and you get droppage.

Overall Review: good for price, not much more to say other then it has no usb 3.0/3.1, nor audio outputs.

Great CPU value

AMD Ryzen 5 3rd Gen - RYZEN 5 3600 Matisse (Zen 2) 6-Core 3.6 GHz (4.2 GHz Max Boost) Socket AM4 65W 100-100000031BOX Desktop Processor
AMD Ryzen 5 3rd Gen - RYZEN 5 3600 Matisse (Zen 2) 6-Core 3.6 GHz (4.2 GHz Max Boost) Socket AM4 65W 100-100000031BOX Desktop Processor

Overall Review: I wish I would've gotten it on sale but it is still a good value