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Intel i7 8700

So a few days ago, my son said that I could never build a PC (Personal Computer). Well, I told him that I could. I went to the library and got a copy of “PCs For Dummies”, and I learned a lot. So I got my motherboard and case from All I need to do now is get my CPU. Well, I found one and it is called the Intel i7 8700. This CPU is great and has everything I need.

So this CPU is apparently a gaming CPU and better than the average home motherboard CPU. It has all the cache on a computer that the person needs. Cache is the memory of the CPU. It has only L3 cache and 12MB (MegaBytes) on it. L3 cache is shared memory with the CPU and the motherboard. What this means is that its memory speed is 12 million cycles per second. This is a great speed for a good quality computer.

Also, This CPU has a socket type of an LGA (Land Grid Array) slot. The socket is for and LGA 1151 (300 series). This is a newer type of socket. That book that I got from the library said that. Aren’t you impressed?

Cores are on this CPU as well. The cores in a CPU are like the “brains” of the CPU. This CPU has 6 cores and 12 threads as well as “Hyperthreading.” This CPU is very amazing.

I looked at the speed of this CPU and its speed is 3.2 GHz (GigaHertz). What that means is that it’s going at 3.2 billion cycles per second. I tell you what, that is fast buddy.

Well, buddy, I hope you understand why I did this. My son doesn’t know what he’s talking about when he says I can’t build computers. What an idiot, but hey, he’s my son so I gotta love him.

Note: This is for a class project

Intel Core i7-8700 Review

The Intel Core i7 8700 (8th Generation) is a great option for any computer. This CPU is especially great for a gaming motherboard. It has all the features that anyone and especially you need. It has great memory and great speed for all your gaming needs.

So you’re probably wondering, “what socket does this CPU even use?” Well, this CPU is fitted for the LGA 1151 (300 series) sockets. You have to watch what socket your motherboard has so your motherboard will work.

Cache is very important to the CPU and for the motherboard especially. Cache is memory that is directly stored in the CPU. This picture is a perfect representation of cache. This CPU has 12 MB (MegaBytes) of L3 Cache. What this is basically saying is that the speed is 12 million cycles per second.

The number of cores is important as well. The cores in a CPU are like the “brains” of the CPU. This CPU has 6 cores and 12 threads as well as “Hyperthreading.” This CPU can do a lot for the user.

This CPU is also fast with 3.2 GHz (GigaHertz) as its clock speed. This means that it goes around in 3.2 billion cycles per second.

I would recommend this CPU for anyone. I would recommend this CPU to gamers as well. The performance of this CPU is amazing with how fast it can go and all the cache and hyperthreading it can do. To read more, the links below will help.

Note: This is a class project

ASUS Prime Z390-P Motherboard Review

Motherboards are one of the most important parts of the computer. If you do not know what it is, the motherboard is the piece of the computer where everything is connected so you can operate for the day for your personal use. The ASUS Prime Z390-P is a great option for the user. 

This motherboard is one that a person can use at home. This is a very simple yet very equipped motherboard.  

Some of the things on this motherboard is that it has  very good memory. There are many types of memory that are accepted such as DDR4 4266 all the way to 2133. The max memory on this is 64GB.


Since this CPU has a socket of an LGA 1151, the processors accepted are the Pentium Gold, Celeron, and the Intel Core i8 and i9.


The speed is very important for a motherboard because no one wants a slow computer. This is a(n) Intel Z390 and has a SATA GB/s for its speed.

The integrated Components are a great thing to look at when you are looking at a motherboard. They are :

Audio, Video, VGA, etc.

Expansion Slots

1 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (x16 or x8+ x4+ x4)

1 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (max at x4 mode)

4 x PCI Express 3.0/2.0 x 1 slots

Back Panel 

1 x PS/2 keyboard

1 x PS/2 mouse

1 x DisplayPort

1 x HDMI

1 x LAN (RJ45) port

2 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A

4 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A


You have read all this information and are thinking, “So what?” Well, what I am trying to say is that this motherboard is a great motherboard for any user. Also, the company that makes them is very special as well. They are an amazing company that makes amazing products such as this motherboard. To see more about this motherboard, I will have two links to show you how good this motherboard is. One of the links is and the other is

This is for a class project.

Toshiba P300 – The Unexpected Failure

<![CDATA[Toshiba— Founded July 1875 in Tokyo, Japan has a rich history of innovative technology. They’re continuing to expand the limits of mobile computing but their passion for innovation is hardly new. In fact, it dates back centuries (as they claim)
The P300 can either be a good buy or a bad buy. On shows that the age months on this hard drive is 29. That means this hard drive will average about more than a 2 year life span, and too bad the warranty ends in 2 years. But by looking at the reviews on Newegg it seems like you will never know if it will last 2 years or 2 weeks.

  • Storage: 1 TB
  • Speed: 7200 rpm
  • Age Months: 28
  • Access Time: 4.17ms
  • Read/Write: 153 MB/s
  • Buffer: 64 MB

Warranty: 2 year limited
After seeing these bipolar reviews I decided to do research for myself. With the product having a 4 egg review seemed weird. It was either a hit or miss, some people said it was great and it lasted more than two years and still working. While 25% of the reviews varied from failing right after the warranty ended, to not working out of the box.
I bought 4 of these hard drives to use a RAID 5 array, and see the failure rate based off of the reviews. All four came in and only 3 worked out of the box. After an hour of setting up, one of the hard drives kept crashing the BIOS. Finally getting it to work, that hard drive lasted for about a week before all three hard drives died. I sent all four drives in for RMA. There online RMA process was simple enough, however it has been 10+ weeks since they received the drives and approved a reward card in exchange and no rewards card has arrived. Whats worse than a bad hard drive? A bad hard drive company.
In conclusion, never buy a hard drive from Toshiba. A lot of people lost TB of information with these drives. Along with everyone else in the reviews… spend your money on a hard drive with a nice warranty from a good company like (Western Digital).
Note:  This review is part of a classroom project.]]>

The Colorful Review of the Trident Z RGB

<![CDATA[G.SKILL was established in 1989 by enthusiasts they are a leading memory module Manufacturer based in Taipei, Taiwan. In 2003, the company was established as a maker of computer memory. The company currently operates several distributors and resellers in North America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. G.Skill have built their brand around fast RAM, preferred by the overclockers with an impressive specifications list and some of the best design schemes on the market.
You could get RGB lighting on multiple different types of memory and manufacturers. But you have to choose between two factors; looks, or performance. Usually you have to sacrifice one for the other, but not in this case. The Trident Z has exceptional statistics for the price. Usually everyone thinks that complicated and customizable lighting on RAM could cause performance issues due to signal interference. But manufactures like GEIL got around this issue by adding a separate power cable. But the even more amazing thing is that the Trident Z RGB didn’t require any external power and the performance was essentially identical to the non-RGB Trident Z series!

The Trident Z (RGB) has a CAS Latency of 15 with a Access Time of 6.25 ns. That isn’t bad at all. The new Trident Z’s are some of the fastest clocked memory kits which can go as high as 4266 MHz. The kit we received is optimized at a clock speed of 2400 MHz (PC4-19200). The memory kit is fully compatible with the Intel XMP 2.0 and can be easily set to its rated clock speeds through the BIOS shipped on the latest Intel motherboards. Memory compatibility id different on every motherboard, so make sure that your board is high-end and rated to support high clock speed memory sticks. The specs for our kit is shown;

  • Amount of Ram: 64GB (16GBx4)
  • Generation: DDR4
  • Speed: 2400 Mhz (PC4 19200)
  • Access Time: 6.25 ns
  • CAS Latency:  15 (15-15-15-35)
  • Channels: Dual
  • Error Checking: Non-ECC

Overall with testing the Trident Z can compare with most of the non RGB memory on the market. If you have the money, and want pretty lights then I recommend this. But if you are looking for performance, I would look at the Non RGB version.
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Intel Core i7-7700K- Intel's "Yawn"?


Kaby Lake is the eighth Intel Core CPU. With its big 7700K it should do good right? Well it does, it’s better than the previous generation i7-6700K. With the i7-6700K rating 11,111 vs 12,097 i7-7700K on Passmark. The major change is an improved 14nm process that improves clock speeds and power characteristics because of the changes in the fin and silicon, and the second change involves updates to the video/multimedia block to support hardware decoding and encoding of 4K. So you can binge Netflix in 4K! Roughly one third of the CPU die is devoted to graphics and multimedia functions.
Even though the i7-7700K is better, its better by a little percent. 4.5GHz turbo compared to 4.2GHz turbo on the i7-6700K and 4.2 base vs. 4.0 base give the expected performance differential of five to seven percent. If you overclock both processors you’re looking at 4.7GHz against 5.0GHz! Is it worth a $20 difference? With this rate of difference you’ll be hearing crickets at the Intel booth.

  • Socket: LGA 1151
  • Clock Speed:  4.20 GHz – 4.50 GHz
  • Bus Speed: 8 GT/s DMI3
  • Cores: Quad Core
  • Cache: L2 – 4 x 256KB L3 – 8MB
  • Threads: 8

But don’t get me wrong, the i7-7700 Kaby Lake is a great processor but there’s just no effort by Intel. I mean, it has the highest clocked Intel CPU and 5.0GHz overclocks. Who doesn’t want that? If you can fork up $350 for a CPU that only has slight differences that you probably won’t notice in a PC you’ll still have peace in mind that you have one of the best Intel 4 core processor. If you want a good all around CPU for a decent price, this isn’t the best option. But if you have the money, then go right for it. You can go home and watch 4K Netflix with your $350 i7 box.
This is the best preforming Intel CPU in the i7 line. It’s just a little depressing that it’s a quad core. But if you are looking to buy this CPU you can’t really go wrong. A lot of people seem to like the $350 quad core, because it’s rocking a sweet 5 egg on
Note:  This review is part of a classroom project.


GIGABYTE GA-B250M-D3H INTEL – Budget Gaming Motherboard!?

<![CDATA[The GIGABYTE GA-B250M-D3H is a great everyday computer that can do all the everyday tasks. It can also be a budget decent gaming motherboard as it features a advanced BIOS and supports VR and 2 way crossfire graphics. Most people use this motherboard because it  has all the basic needs and it is reliable.
The motherboard is made by a very well known company for reliable motherboards, Gigabyte. Gigabyte is a motherboard vendor, with shipments of 4.8 million motherboards in Q1 2015, while ASUS shipped around 4.5 million motherboards in the same quarter Wikipedia


  • Socket:  LGA 1151
  • Compatible CPUs:  Core i7 / i5 / i3 /Pentium /Celeron (LGA1151)


  • Number of Memory Slots: x4
  • Memory Standard: DDR4 DIMM sockets
  • Maximum Memory Supported: 64GB
  • Speed DDR4 2400* / 2133 MHz

The GIGABYTE GA-B250M-D3H is a great all around Motherboard. It is a great base model for a good PC or even a gaming PC. In this video a guy uses this motherboard to make a silent gaming PC. With my use, it preforms very well even with crossfire graphics and other add-ons. I can maintain it well with the advanced BIOS and the Smart Fan feature to monitor the hardware and keep it cool. All around you cant go wrong with this motherboard weather you’re making a good business PC or a pretty decent gaming PC because of the multiple compatible components. With 5 eggs on, it is a steal for $85.
Note:  This review is part of a classroom project.]]>