Vycyous
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Last seen 20 hrs ago.

— This is an excellent memory kit. These are using decently binned Samsung B-die ICs (although they're actually the "worst" B-die, specifically part number K4A8G085WB-BCPB), just as most, if not all, DDR4-3200 CL14 memory kits are. And, as with most Samsung B-die, they're quite good for overclocking. I've had these up to 3866 MT/s (can't remember the timings - probably a little loose), but I know they'll go higher. Currently, I'm using this kit in an Intel system and running it at 3600 MT/s 15-15-15-35 1T @ 1.4V. They also work very well in AMD Ryzen systems. You can see some of my results below.

2 days ago.

— This is just an "okay" memory kit. It (mostly) works at its rated speed and timings on both AMD (Ryzen) and Intel systems, but it's more fashion over function (the kit I have has RGB lighting - not sure why I bought it). Mine happens to use Micron ICs (specifically, part number MT40A1G8WE-083E:B, which is the B-die version). It doesn't overclock worth a crap and doesn't scale with voltage. In fact, it hates additional voltage and anything over 1.3V simply won't work (lots of errors, BSODs, if it even boots). The best overclock I can seem to get, which isn't always entirely stable, is 2733 MT/s (on my test bench - can't remember timings). I'll link to my run with an AMD Ryzen 7 1700 and Asus ROG Strix X370-F Gaming below.

2 days ago.

— This is an excellent memory kit. These are using decently binned Samsung B-die ICs (although they're actually the "worst" B-die, specifically part number K4A8G085WB-BCPB), just as most, if not all, DDR4-3200 CL14 memory kits are. And, as with most Samsung B-die, they're quite good for overclocking. I've had these up to 3866 MT/s (can't remember the timings - probably a little loose), but I know they'll go higher. Currently, I'm using this kit in an Intel system and running it at 3600 MT/s 15-15-15-35 1T @ 1.4V. They also work very well in AMD Ryzen systems.

5 days ago.

— Not a bad CPU, even in 2019. This is basically the Xeon version of the i7-3930K. Being a Sandy Bridge E/EP CPU, it's based on the 32 nm process and I believe the die is soldered to the IHS, so thermals are kept in check fairly well. Even so, it's not the most power efficient CPU, especially by today's standards. Compared to an AMD Ryzen 5 2600/2600X or Intel Core i7-8700/8700K, it'll use a lot more electricity, but that's to be expected.

6 days ago.
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