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Maceson W.

Maceson W.

Joined on 10/16/17

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Very good performing cpu

Intel Core i7-12700K - Core i7 12th Gen Alder Lake 12-Core (8P+4E) 3.6 GHz LGA 1700 125W Intel UHD Graphics 770 Desktop Processor - BX8071512700K
Intel Core i7-12700K - Core i7 12th Gen Alder Lake 12-Core (8P+4E) 3.6 GHz LGA 1700 125W Intel UHD Graphics 770 Desktop Processor - BX8071512700K

Pros: Gaming with this cpu has been a real treat. Most games Ive played hasnt been able to push the i7-12700k to its limits, and Im talking games like Tarkov, Apex, etc.. for that reason it stays moderately cool with my Corsair AIO cooler, and I am positive a big air cooler would perform just as good to keep it cool. The efficiency cores and performance cores are a cool new idea to processing power, and its nice to have for having multiple things open at once. Ive only gamed on an amd 8350x and an i5-9600k in my life up until now and I can see the difference in what this cpu can make for what I use a computer for. I wish I could have gotten the DDR5 model motherboard but didnt want to wait.

Cons: None so far.

Overall Review: Ive paired this cpu with a RTX 3070 and dual channel 2x16 DDR4-3600 MHz memory sticks. Im sure the DDR5 model would give that extra oomph in system performance but if you dont want to wait and can get a set of good DDR4 RAM I dont think itll hurt the gaming performance.

Good board. Love gigabyte boards.

GIGABYTE Z690 AORUS ELITE AX DDR4 LGA 1700 Intel Z690 ATX Motherboard with DDR4, Quad M.2, PCIe 5.0, USB 3.2 Gen2X2 Type-C, WiFi 6, 2.5GbE LAN
GIGABYTE Z690 AORUS ELITE AX DDR4 LGA 1700 Intel Z690 ATX Motherboard with DDR4, Quad M.2, PCIe 5.0, USB 3.2 Gen2X2 Type-C, WiFi 6, 2.5GbE LAN

Pros: Ive always ran gigabyte boards in my systems, just cause theyve worked very well for me and Ive been lucky to not run into problems. The one I got is the pro WiFi version, I havent tested the WiFi as I am using the Ethernet port. The motherboard looks nice in my case, and Ive paired it with the i7-12700k and a rtx 3070. I also have dual channel 2x16GB ddr4-3600 MHz and the xmp profile has worked fine!

Cons: As others have said you have to do a bios update for it to recognize an NVMe M.2 SSD, but it only took about 15 minutes to download and complete so I wasnt too mad about the situation. Im just glad it posted!

Overall Review: This motherboard has everything I needed for my system.

Perfect Ram, Able to XMP to 3200 on my gigabyte z370 AORUS gaming 7 motherboard

G.SKILL Trident Z RGB (For AMD) 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin PC RAM DDR4 3200 (PC4 25600) Desktop Memory Model F4-3200C16D-16GTZRX
G.SKILL Trident Z RGB (For AMD) 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin PC RAM DDR4 3200 (PC4 25600) Desktop Memory Model F4-3200C16D-16GTZRX

Pros: Works really fast, never had an issue and paired with my i5-9600k cpu and GTX 1080 founders, I am able to play games usually always at 144fps+

Cons: Sometimes the software resets the rgb colors I set but its not a huge deal. Software seems to work fine though, don't know why others have issues with it.

Overall Review: I recommend this ram, just make sure your motherboard allows XMP profiling so your ddr4 ram can run to its advertised speed. (All ddr4 ram can only run natively at 2133mhz unless you enable XMP in the motherboard bios which is basically overclocking)

Works with my i5-9600k

GIGABYTE Z370 AORUS Gaming 7 (rev. 1.0) LGA 1151 (300 Series) Intel Z370 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 ATX Intel Motherboard
GIGABYTE Z370 AORUS Gaming 7 (rev. 1.0) LGA 1151 (300 Series) Intel Z370 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 ATX Intel Motherboard

Pros: Amazing board with awesome bios configuration and RGB fusion. So glad they put a USB-C port on the back (even has display and HDMI!!) I'm a big fan of gigabyte boards, bought an m.2 and the fast boot option mixed with that has insane boot time. I'll turn on my PC and sit down and turn on my monitors and am able to login to windows. Pretty cool, I have no issues with my board

Cons: No issues.

Amazing processor

Intel Core i5 9th Gen - Core i5-9600K Coffee Lake 6-Core 3.7 GHz (4.6 GHz Turbo) LGA 1151 (300 Series) 95W BX80684I59600K Desktop Processor Intel UHD Graphics 630
Intel Core i5 9th Gen - Core i5-9600K Coffee Lake 6-Core 3.7 GHz (4.6 GHz Turbo) LGA 1151 (300 Series) 95W BX80684I59600K Desktop Processor Intel UHD Graphics 630

Pros: -Solid performance for price -Does not run hot with my cooler master 212 Evo!! -Turbos to 4.5ghz -Great single-threaded performance for gaming :)

Cons: -No hyperthreading, but not a huge deal.

Overall Review: I bought the Gigabyte Aurora gaming 7 (z370) and it was compatible My friend however bought an MSI z370 board that was not compatible, Just research your board heavily because not a lot of companies updated their bios for their boards...

Very nice case for price!

DIYPC Vanguard-RGB Black Dual USB3.0 Steel/ Tempered Glass ATX Mid Tower Gaming Computer Case w/Tempered Glass Panels (Front and Both Sides) and Pre-Installed 4 x RGB LED Fans (7 Different Color in 3 Mode Control)
DIYPC Vanguard-RGB Black Dual USB3.0 Steel/ Tempered Glass ATX Mid Tower Gaming Computer Case w/Tempered Glass Panels (Front and Both Sides) and Pre-Installed 4 x RGB LED Fans (7 Different Color in 3 Mode Control)

Pros: I love the fact it had 4 preinstalled fans that change colors, also has a fan controller hub in the pack so that's neat. The way the case is designed for cable management is even better, your HDD's are hidden in the back of the case and your ssd's hang next to your motherboard. It's really cool! I have no issues with this case and I think if you want a good mid size tower, buy this one.

Cons: No issues.

11/30/2018