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Review Of The BarracudaPro Hard Drive

<![CDATA[Seagate Technology has created the best hard drive for your PC with the all-new BarracudaPro series. Seagate developed the first 5.25 inch HDD back in the 80’s and they continue to produce the best hard drives for their customers!
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The hard drive pictured above is the BarracudaPro 4 Terabyte ST4000DM006 3.5-inch internal hard drive. This hard drive includes:

  • 4 TB capacity
  • A transfer rate of 600 MBps
  • Mean time before failure is 1.2 million hours!
  • 7200 RPM
  • The buffer size is 128 MB

I bought this hard drive off of Amazon for $174.99. It may seem a little pricey, but it comes with a guaranteed five-year warranty, and I can say that it is the best option for my gaming PC, compatible with my Biostar  X370GT7 motherboard. The reviews on Newegg below agree as well!

Note: This is part of a classroom project ]]>

Review of the Mushkin Enhanced Redline MRA4U320LLLM8GX2

Mushkin Enhanced Incorporated is a Colorado founded manufacturer of PSU, USB flash drives, solid state drives, and RAM for your desktop, server, and notebooks.
The Redline series of Mushkin is their latest series of memory for desktops.  It’s quick, sleek, and comes in the fastest generations made, DDR3 and DDR4.  Each stick of Redline RAM comes with the shiny red FrostByte heatsink, meaning that the memory sticks won’t overheat even as you’re overclocking them.
The Redline MRA4U320LLLM8GX2 is two sticks of 8 GB, and comes with the FrostByte-G3-R.  Other features include:

  • CAS Latency of 20
  • Dual Channel
  • An access time of 6.25 nanoseconds
  • A bandwidth of 25600
  • Dual Channel
  • Speed of 3200 MHz

It’s compatible with my gaming motherboard which is a Biostar X370GT7, and the fastest memory my motherboard takes is 3200 overclocked, which is why this memory is perfect for my motherboard.  I would recommend this RAM series to anyone who wanted the best and fastest for their computer, not to mention some of the best for a little of your money! These memory sticks will only cost you $140.99!
There are nothing but good reviews from this line of memory from anyone that’s used it, myself included!

Note:  This review is part of a classroom project.


Review of the AMD A10-7890K CPU

<![CDATA[AMD has come out with the best of the A-series, specifically the A10 series. The A10-7890K Processor with Radeon R7 is the fastest AMD processor you could use for your PC.
The 7890K has a base clock speed of 4.1 GHz, over 256 KB of cache, with four CPU cores and eight Radeon 7 GPU cores.  Some features include a wraith cooler, DirectX 12, Radeon software, and dual graphics
This CPU also includes:

  • 2133 MHz of Dual DDR3 memory speeds
  • A max turbo speed of 4.3 GHz
  • A TDP of 95 Watts

This CPU is good for most motherboards that take are compatible with the A10 series, as the A10 series is the best yet, and this is the best of the best, literally. Especially good for the Hi-Fi A70U3P, my home PC. The 7890K is the best processor I could have gotten for my PC, and it works great. According to Computer Shopper, it outranks the Intel Core i3 and i5 with games like Sleeping Dogs and Tomb Raider, just because of the amazing graphics and great DirectX 12 quality. Tom’s Hardware said the same about Counter Strike: Global Defense!
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A10 7890K with Radeon R7 Graphics Specifications
Computer Shopper Review of A10 7890K

Note:  This review is part of a classroom project.


BIOstar Gaming PC Motherboard Review For: X370GT7 Version 5.x

BIOstar is a Taiwanese company that manufactures everything from motherboards to thermal grease. This review is of BIOstar motherboard, specifically made for high-ending gaming on your PC. You can purchase this motherboard on Newegg, for just $179.99! Overall, this motherboard is the best for you and your gaming PC. This certain motherboard was the latest entry in the second generation of the RACING series by BIOstar, supporting AMD Ryzen CPUs. The RACING series, specifically for high-end gaming, includes FLY.NET and DRAGON LAN for the best gaming experience you could have! (BIOstar) This motherboard is by far the best you could pick to put in your PC for gaming, at it’s low price and incredible features it has just from BIOstar manufacturers.
It has an AMD AM4 Socket, with an ATX form factor. Compatible CPUs include:

  • AMD A-series APU
  • Ryzen CPU
  • NPU

This motherboard is also great for expansions cards, seeing as how this motherboard has 6 PCI-E Slots:

  • 2 PCI-E x16 3.0 Slots
  • 1 PCI-E x16 2.0 Slots (x4)
  • 3 PCI-E x1 2.0 Slots

It also has 6 SATA III connectors, and supports SATA RAID, and it also has all the integrated components you need to enjoy your gaming! These components include:

  • Lan- Supports Super Surge LAN protection!
    • Realtek RTL8118AS
  • Video
    • Supports DX12
    • Supports HDCP
  • Codec
    • Realtek ALC1220 8-Channel Blu-Ray Audio
    • Biostar Hi-Fi

As well as all the rear-panel connectors you could ever need:

  • 1 USB 3.1 Generation 2 Type-C
  • 1 USB 3.1 Generation 2
  • 4 USB 3.1 Generation 1
  • DVI-D
  • HDMI
  • S/PDIF
  • Display Port
  • RJ-45
  • 5 Audio Ports
  • PS/2 Port

The X370GT7 has 4 DDR4 DIMM Memory Slots and supports up to 64 GB! This motherboard’s fastest bus speed is also 2667 MHz, but can overclock at 3200 MHz, which is perfect for overclocking gamers who put the Ryzen CPU into this board. Other cool accessories you get with this motherboard are as follows:

  • M.2 Cooling Protection
  • Lightning Charger- charge your phone to 75% in just a half hour!
  • VIVID LED Armor
  • Dual BIOS
  • Super Surge LAN Protection- an extra special BIOstar motherboard feature!
  • Digital Power+ Technology

Overall, this is a great gaming motherboard, with all of the expansion slots you can ask for to stick all your gaming graphic cards in, all the audio, and the fastest overclock times for your intense gaming. I would recommend this motherboard to anyone and everyone who is looking for the best.

Note:  This review is part of a classroom project.