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Hudson B.

Hudson B.

Joined on 09/10/19

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Most Favorable Review

Decent performance for a decent price

ASRock B450M PRO4-F AM4 AMD Promontory B450 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
ASRock B450M PRO4-F AM4 AMD Promontory B450 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

Pros: Good price Looks good enough fan headers Two M.2 slots Four DIMM slots (though im not crediting ASRock for that) Passively cooled VRMs and chipset

Cons: It's only (I believe) a 2+2 phase motherboard Rear I/O is a bit lacking The Bios, while robust, is lacking some features that dissapointed me a bit

Overall Review: If you arent looking to overclock or drop a ryzen 9 5950x into this then it's a reasonable board, make sure it's a good price first. If you are looking to overclock (as i was) then you will be dissapointed. I was able to get my ryzen 7 2700 to 4.05GHz all core, which is not bad, but I was hoping for more control than the bios allowed. Some b450, b550 and most x470, and x570 motherboards have certain features (that you can find out more somewhere else) that i was hoping for. I came from an old X58 system to this and while that was a huge jump, I was expecting somewhat similar overclocking potential from this.

Most Critical Review

It's a cheap SSD with DRAM

TCSunBow 2.5"/7mm2 240GB SSD TLC Internal Solid State Drive with SATA Cable
TCSunBow 2.5"/7mm2 240GB SSD TLC Internal Solid State Drive with SATA Cable

Pros: It's cheap It has DRAM comes with a SATA cable

Cons: It's got a pretty cheap build only 240gb It isn't the fastest SSD out there but miles ahead of any HDD

Overall Review: If its replacing a HDD any ssd will be noticably better. This one was a pretty good price when i got it

It is a fast USB 3.0 drive

Kingston 128GB DataTraveler G4 USB 3.0 Flash Drive
Kingston 128GB DataTraveler G4 USB 3.0 Flash Drive

Pros: Lots of Storage Its fast Is decently cheap

Cons: Not too small (though not big by any means)

Overall Review: If you need a lot of USB storage and this is a good price, then I recommend.

A very good looking case!

DEEPCOOL MATREXX 50 Mid-Tower Case Tempered Glass Side And Front Panel With PSU Shroud Large Air-intake
DEEPCOOL MATREXX 50 Mid-Tower Case Tempered Glass Side And Front Panel With PSU Shroud Large Air-intake

Pros: Glass front and side panels Good enough front, top and bottom airflow comes with rear fan Big enough to fit any proper ATX motherboard Can fit radiators, but i never tried that

Cons: Actually a bit bigger than i though it was Could have slightly better airflow

Overall Review: If you are planning to use RGB lighting then it will look good in this case, it also often goes on sale or gets bundled with RGB fans. Be mindful that this might not fit where you are planning to fit your computer

It's a GT730 oooohh... wow thats awesome? Wait isn't it?

ZOTAC GeForce GT 730 1GB DDR5 PCI Express 2.0 Video Card ZT-71111-10L
ZOTAC GeForce GT 730 1GB DDR5 PCI Express 2.0 Video Card ZT-71111-10L

Pros: Gives more display outs Allows games like Minecraft and Terraria to be played Actively cooled

Cons: Old Low performance It's really not intended for gaming regardless of what the shroud might suggest it's a full height card It needs the fan otherwise it will overheat It only allows for three more displays, four if you split the DVI into two VGA

Overall Review: Only buy if you need more displays not more computing power, if it will fit in your case, and if you only need it for general web browsing and maybe the odd indie or other light game. Not recommended - Buy a gtx 1050ti or a gtx 1650 LP for a low profile but powerfull enough GPU, or a gtx 1050 for a very budget oriented card that can play games at low settings

Was a good price on sale

Rosewill Glacier-600M, 80+ Bronze Certified, 600W Semi Modular Power Supply, SLI, Crossfire Ready, Black
Rosewill Glacier-600M, 80+ Bronze Certified, 600W Semi Modular Power Supply, SLI, Crossfire Ready, Black

Pros: Was a decent price Is moderately quiet Semi Modular Sleeved Cables

Cons: Ketchup and mustard cables underneath the sleeving Can now get better Power Supplies for the same price

Overall Review: If it's a good price it might be worth the buy