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James L.

James L.

Joined on 09/24/11

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Most Favorable Review

I thought I was a power user.

AMD Ryzen 9 3950X - Ryzen 9 3rd Gen 16-Core 3.5 GHz Socket AM4 105W Desktop Processor - 100-100000051WOF
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X - Ryzen 9 3rd Gen 16-Core 3.5 GHz Socket AM4 105W Desktop Processor - 100-100000051WOF

Overall Review: I really thought I was a power user, I'm a gamer and sometimes I stream. Barely push the cpu to 20 percent. Stays at 40C or less while im playing/streaming control. Im blown away with the power of this cpu.

Most Critical Review

Avoid this unless you want junk

Acer G6 Series G236HL Black 23" TN 5ms (GTG) 60 Hz Widescreen LED/LCD Monitor 1920 x 1080 FHD, Slim Profile Design, Acer eColor Technology, and EcoDisplay
Acer G6 Series G236HL Black 23" TN 5ms (GTG) 60 Hz Widescreen LED/LCD Monitor 1920 x 1080 FHD, Slim Profile Design, Acer eColor Technology, and EcoDisplay

Pros: Large screen, high def

Cons: Everything else. The base is odd, but stable I suppose. The thing that gets me is the screen. Blacks aren't black, they are gray. Everything is washed out looking, the colors are awful and the viewing angle is absurd. Usually you can get rid of the overbright and garish colors with some tinkering, but I had it for 3 hours trying to adjust the brightness and color and couldn't find a single arrangement to make my blacks black. Without black, games and movies have a horrible blur in them, so the resolution is great, if you don't mind a lot of blur, which kind of defeats the purpose of HD. The menus are also mostly disabled, which wasn't mentioned in the previous reviews.

Overall Review: I should have paid attention to what others were saying about this boat anchor. I'm now stuck with an RMA, which means I paid 10 bucks for shipping it to my house, 10 bucks back to newegg, and newegg is taking an extra 20 off the refund for my trouble. Avoid this unless you want a costly rental of trash. Spend the extra 40 bucks and get a good monitor, or you'll spend it anyway and have nothing to show for it. I'm really glad I didn't give my old monitor away yet, I've never had a problem with acer products, but this one was wide of the mark.

12/28/2012

Worked on setup!

GIGABYTE X570 AORUS ELITE AMD Ryzen 3000 PCIe 4.0 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.2 AMD X570 ATX Motherboard
GIGABYTE X570 AORUS ELITE AMD Ryzen 3000 PCIe 4.0 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.2 AMD X570 ATX Motherboard

Overall Review: Worked out if the box with the 3950x. Pci4 worked great, xmpp ram profile setup easily.

Great drive for an OS

Corsair Force MP510 M.2 2280 240GB PCI-Express 3.0 x4, NVMe 1.3 3D TLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) CSSD-F240GBMP510
Corsair Force MP510 M.2 2280 240GB PCI-Express 3.0 x4, NVMe 1.3 3D TLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) CSSD-F240GBMP510

Overall Review: Installed this in my parents rig with a 2600. Everything boots in a real hurry, and they notice the difference, even from a Samsung pro 950 Sata drive.

Good price for a plain motherboard

MSI PRO B450-A PRO MAX AM4 AMD B450 SATA 6Gb/s ATX AMD Motherboard
MSI PRO B450-A PRO MAX AM4 AMD B450 SATA 6Gb/s ATX AMD Motherboard

Pros: -None of those flashy LED's, no extra LED headers, not a lot of gaming colors or plastic bezels over things. This is going in my parents rig, its a stealth black case without windows. Who needs colors? Not a flashy bios for gaming, just a plain Jane setup. Worked out of the box.

Overall Review: This is going in my parents rig, its a stealth black case without windows. Who needs colors? Not a flashy bios for gaming, just a plain Jane setup. Worked out of the box. Everything plugged in fine, no issues whatsover in installing an M.2 drive, a regular sata SSD, and a Sata blu-ray writer. Everything boots fast.

Good price, runs fine

WD Blue 1TB Desktop Hard Disk Drive - 7200 RPM SATA 6Gb/s 64MB Cache 3.5 Inch - WD10EZEX
WD Blue 1TB Desktop Hard Disk Drive - 7200 RPM SATA 6Gb/s 64MB Cache 3.5 Inch - WD10EZEX

Pros: -7200 spinner at 50 dollars a terabyte -Trusted name -no issues so far -runs a raid just fine

Cons: -Didn't like having to find SATA cables, but at 50 dollars a unit, I'm ok with it.

Overall Review: Still going strong after a year.