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JUSTIN S.

JUSTIN S.

Joined on 02/14/17

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Most Favorable Review

Tis just a fan

ARCTIC P14 PWM - Pressure-optimised 140 mm Fan with PWM
ARCTIC P14 PWM - Pressure-optimised 140 mm Fan with PWM

Pros: Already owned the one, just needed another 140mm for the front intakes of my case. Works fine, one of the better performing fans for the price. Specs show slightly higher static pressure and better airflow than a Noctua A12x25, which is understandable considering it's a 140mm fan instead of 120mm. It runs at the same max RPM as a Noctua with the low noise adapter, but expect the P14 to be a bit louder than that since it's bigger at the same RPM.

Cons: Bought 2 from another store, they only shipped one and I couldn't get my money back. Oh well

Overall Review: Other comments: There's also a dual ball bearing version called CO, didn't see the reason to get this version though. As far as I could tell it's very slightly louder, but it claims better reliability for 24/7 use. There's also a great priced 5 pack of these fans, would recommend if you need to fill out a big case with a lot of 140mm vents.

Still use it

Cooler Master MasterMouse MM520 Claw Grip Gaming Mouse with 12000 DPI Sensor, PBT Buttons, and Durable Omron Switches
Cooler Master MasterMouse MM520 Claw Grip Gaming Mouse with 12000 DPI Sensor, PBT Buttons, and Durable Omron Switches

Pros: Fantastic mouse shape, good sensor, make good use of the DPI button which functions as a way to add hotkeys when held down. I use them as easy access media controls.

Cons: The software is pretty basic and I never saw it get a firmware or software update. This mouse appears to have been abandoned from launch, though the software works anyways so can't complain much.

Overall Review: I've used a Xornet, Xornet 2, and now this mouse. It's my favorite of those three, a good evolution of the design, though it's definitely much larger than those two, but smaller than many mice.

My favorite headphones

Philips Performance SHP9500 Over-Ear Open-Air Headphones - EXCLUSIVE - Black
Philips Performance SHP9500 Over-Ear Open-Air Headphones - EXCLUSIVE - Black

Pros: Fantastic, clear sound for the price. Ridiculously comfortable, the earcups are huge and breathable.

Cons: Clamping force is very weak, from the very beginning. It'll slide right off your head if you aren't sitting upright. Non replaceable earcups without destroying the originals. The earcups are shallow and your ears will likely touch the fabric inside which can be a little bit uncomfortable. The top headband is held with plastic plugs and don't last. Mines now held on with super glue. Bass is essentially nonexistent, but the rest of the range is so good it makes up for itself.

Overall Review: Won't shake you with the low, don't stay on your head very well, and you'll hear everything besides your music perfectly due to the open back design. That makes these only really usable indoors on a desktop. But man, do they deliver at that. The sound is amazing.

Recommended

CORSAIR Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 3000 (PC4 24000) Intel XMP 2.0 Desktop Memory Model CMK16GX4M2B3000C15R
CORSAIR Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 3000 (PC4 24000) Intel XMP 2.0 Desktop Memory Model CMK16GX4M2B3000C15R

Pros: Stock speeds were reached with no issues at all. Appealing, low profile design.

Overall Review: Appears to be a SK/Hynix A die and 1 rank if I read the info correctly. Some have claimed issues reaching stock speeds on Ryzen, but I found no issues on a fully updated B450M Pro-VDH Max with a Ryzen 5 3600. Should be capable of overclocking or tighter timings but I'm currently satisfied with its speeds for what I'm using it for.

Pretty good card overall, no large complaints.

MSI Radeon RX 5600 XT 6GB GDDR6 PCI Express 4.0 Video Card RX 5600 XT MECH OCBV
MSI Radeon RX 5600 XT 6GB GDDR6 PCI Express 4.0 Video Card RX 5600 XT MECH OCBV

Pros: Overall appealing design, was the most affordable 5600 XT at time of purchase. Absolutely trumps the RX 5700 in value. Came with the updated BIOS with increased bandwidth speed and has a small overclock as well.

Cons: Some people online have complained of stability and heat issues, but I haven't had any issues as of yet. May have been since resolved driver issues. Not the quietest graphics card ever, but it still beats out the reference RX 480 I replaced it with. And being in a sound dampening case helps a lot in this regard too.

Overall Review: Not at all a bad choice for a low cost 5600 XT. Recommended.

Great for the price

MSI PRO B450M PRO-VDH MAX AM4 AMD B450 SATA 6Gb/s Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
MSI PRO B450M PRO-VDH MAX AM4 AMD B450 SATA 6Gb/s Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

Pros: BIOS is fully featured and relatively easy to work with. Audio quality is good, had no problems with any features.

Cons: -No PCIe 1x slot on the fourth slot position. Ended up having to return a WiFi card because of this and using USB as my graphics card managed to block both of them from being usable. Watch out for this. -The IO shield is very basic and as cheap as can be. Bare steel and easily bent grounding clips, leaving an ugly non flush rear IO. Took a couple attempts to insert the motherboard without one of the clips bending into the ethernet or USB ports. -I didn't find the auto processor OC utility too useful. It also overwrote my custom fan curves when I enabled it. -Audio driver claims to support high impedance headphones in the audio center, but I couldn't find the setting. It appears to be automatic, but as mine are only 32 ohm and not the up to 600 it supports, I suppose it just could have not appeared.

Overall Review: Not a bad motherboard if you have no need for an expansion card besides m.2 nvme and a graphics card. However I would have purchased a different motherboard given another chance so I didn't have to go through the hoops of replacing my wifi adapter.