Built to replace my wife's aging Dell Inspirion. An aggressive look with subtle RGB made this build a pleasure to not only put together but to look at as well.
The only gripe I have with this setup is the Corsair AIO, idle temps for a front-mounted radiator could be better IMHO. I suppose if I added a push-pull configuration it would do better. Asetek pump is mounted with MX4 and it did drop the idle seven degrees over the Cooler Master goop I originally put on there. But as soon as I enabled Precision Boost Overdrive, temps shot right back up.
The case is gorgeous. Pictures do not do the finish any justice at all. The build quality is what is to be expected from Phanteks too. Good job guys! Quality construction and a good Z-depth for cable management made it that much more enjoyable to build in.
As I mentioned, the RGB is on the light side. I am not a fan of Unicorn puke at all, not to mention the headaches that come along with all of those added cables. Keeps the price down too which always cements the deal with me.
Overall, I am very happy with this build as is my wife. You know, happy wife, happy life! She's good. She's responsive and fast. Good enough for government work! (And I mean the computer btw, lol!)
Three words, "Precision Boost Overdrive." Lock it in, and you're good to go. Hey, it's an X-chip, and it works phenomenally. Just don't forget to put in your negative offset voltage setting, usually 50-100mv. Considering every system is different, you gotta play with that setting though, otherwise, it's running at 1.5v. Not good. Great CPU for the buck and while everyone else is running for the new kid on the block, I'm still using AMD's (previously) flagship processor.
This is a great AIO. Keeps temps in check at load and it's as quiet as a mouse. Corsair's iCue software does a great job of managing it too. Everything from fan and pump speeds to RGB settings. It also plays nice with Mystic Light 3. And more importantly, aesthetics. Gorgeous.
You know, I was surprised when I took this box out of the Amazon box it came in. Big gold sticker on it that read, "Ryzen 3000 Ready." I'm like, what??? Lol, it's all good. At least I know it's ready for the upgrade. Great board. Great aesthetics. The BIOS/UEFI is easy to work with too. You don't have to dig for settings. In the box, you get motherboard screws, three SATA cables, and some tweezers, uh... I mean zip-ties! Nice VRMs to keep overclocking temps at bay, abundant connectivity and WiFI/Bluetooth support. What's not to love.
Very nice looking RAM. Well manufactured and very overclockable. RGB works with Mystick Light 3 too. Looking for 3200 speed RAM? Look no further. Great buy for the price!
I wish I had read the write speed on this thing (1050/Mbps), somehow I missed that. Oh well, it's plenty fast enough as a boot drive right now. I had Win10 installed in minutes. Happy days!
Great for a game drive. It doesn't get hot and read/write speeds suffice as a secondary drive. I wouldn't use it as a boot drive, not fast enough. A year and a half ago, I paid $99.99 for it. The price is insane on Amazon as of this writing. If it still is, grab something else. Kingston has some great deals, look there.
As a 1080p card, it's fantastic! I built this rig for the wife and she really doesn't need anything faster. Still, it's an awesome GPU. Make sure to watch Jayztwocents video on overclocking a GTX 1660 TI. You'll get some grand slam performance out of yours if you do, We're talking somewhere between a 1070 and a 1070 TI in FPS, I kid you not. Sure, MSI has an overclocking video specifically for this card, but nothing beats a manual overclock over a machine algorithm that's for sure, and the numbers don't lie friends. Love this GPU!
Sleek, sexy and great bang for the buck. My only gripe and I was hoping the airflow issue was addressed with the new front panel, regardless of what Steve over at GN said, was exactly that. Airflow. If a front-mounted 360mm AIO is having some difficulty keeping CPU temps down then maybe they haven't. Still, it's nothing drastic and it works fine. I'm just saying, it could be better. I'm going to try some IC Diamond and Thermal Grizzly next to see what I can get. Failing that, we're going to a push/pull on the rad. I will update in the future how that goes.
Update: The push/pull config did make a difference in airflow. I'm showing a 5C drop at idle and package temp drop of 7C. Not too bad.
Fully Modular and an 80+ Gold rating. This is a good PSU. Plenty of connectivity and cables that come with it. I had no issues installing this in my P400A save for one. Cable length. Albeit they are quality cables of the highest workmanship, they are very long to be putting in a compact mid-tower build. I am going to buy another one and put it in a Corsair full-tower just to save some room lol. Loving the performance. Keeps the juice flowing to stabilize my overclock and that makes me a happy camper!
What I like most about Mailiya's products. Scalability. No matter what application it's put to use in, it just works. This is the second build where I've used two separate USB/PCIe models from this manufacturer and I couldn't be more pleased. Ignore the bad reviews, just plug it in, boot up and Windows takes care of the rest. Good to go.
An awesome RGB strip that gets the job done and for the right price. I'd recommend and I'd buy it again. It comes with a 4-pin extension for those hard to reach places too. A little on the bright side but if you put it in the right place you won't have to worry about the glare. It works with Mystic Light 3 perfectly too.
Ugh, don't even get me started. The only reason I'm giving it three stars is because of the cable quality itself. But let's just review the product before I digress. Okay, as I said, the cables are gorgeous. Quality workmanship and attention to detail was definitely on point. Good job. There is no power drop-off or overheating to deal with, so that's good too. I had no trouble attaching these to my be quiet! PSU cables either. Worked out well.
The issue at hand is what CableMod stated in their product description, "Pre-Installed Closed Cable Combs." Yeah, not so much. I got four cheap open-ended cable combs that were not pre-installed, rather just thrown in the bag. Yup, Asiahorse, EZDIY, Cooler Master, Thermaltake. They all make PSU cables too. And for less money. Enough said.