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SanDisk SSD PLUS Solid State Drive Review

If you are in search of a solid-state drive to speed up your programs and data this SanDisk drive could be a great option for those on a budget. A great drive for anyone who needs to save data or doesn’t trust the clickity clacking sound of doom you may witness from an HDD. SanDisk was somewhat recently bought out by Western Digital. Which, is a very trusted brand in the hard drive business. For this reason, SanDisk may be a reliable option for consumers. Along with reliability, there is a 3-year warranty to go along with the drive.

SSD Specs:

  • 2 TB storage capacity
  • SATA III connection
  • Read speed of 545 Mbps
  • Write speed of 450 Mbps
  • 6 Gbit/s Transfer Rate
  • MLC

Now let’s talk about price. For hard drives, the price usually is lower for an HDD, mid-range for an SSD SATA, and most expensive for an M.2 drive. This is due to the read/write speeds of the hard drives. M.2 drives usually have the fastest speeds of hard drives. While HDD drives usually have the slowest due to their mechanical components slowing them down.



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CORSAIR Vengeance LPX (DDR4 8GB)

This is a great memory that can fit your needs whether you are a gamer on a budget or using it on a home computer. This ram has an anodized aluminum heat spreader to help keep the RAM cool. Along with heat spreaders, there are decent specs of the memory itself.



Speed of 2666

Single Channel

Generation DDR4


CL of 16

This memory also has a limited lifetime warranty. As well as, being non-ECC and non-parity. If you are in the market for decent memory with a decent price this should be in your top five for a home pc. However, there is also a decent price for this RAM. Coming in at around $50 on Newegg. Which, makes it highly recommendable to anyone in the market for similar memory.


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Intel Core i9-10900K

While there are many great CPUs for gaming there are a few that always stand out. One of which is the Intel Core i9-10900K. A CPU that is great for gaming and is also very reliable.  This CPU has very good specs for a very good price. (Link to website below)

CPU Specifications:

CPU Clockspeed:3.7 GHz –> 5.30 GHz (Max Turbo)

CPU Cache: 20 MB (L3)

CPU Socket Type: LGA 1200

CPU Processors: 10 Core, 20 Threads

CPU Wattage Cost: 125W

This amazing processor also is rated very well by Passmark. It is placed second amongst PassMarks top 10 Common Desktop CPUs.  Having a good score from  PassMark will help those in the market for a new  CPU  find what would be a top-notch CPU for their setup. Whether it be that they are looking for the best CPU out there. Or simply one that is great for the money, PassMark is a great place to start.


Along with the rating and specs of the CPU, there is the cost. This is arguably the second most important thing after the performance.

As stated earlier it is a great CPU at a Great price. For nearly 1,000 dollars less you are getting a similar experience to the Ryzen Threadripper 3960x. In conclusion, this is a CPU i’m sure would suit the needs of whoever needs it for gaming and those who use it as a casual business CPU. So, I recommend this CPU.






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This ASUS motherboard is the perfect motherboard for your gaming needs.

This board features an Intel LGA 1200 socket for 10th Gen intel core processors.

Also, it features 4 288 pin slots for ram with standards ranging from2133 to 2666 on standard and 2800 to 4600 while overclocked.

This board also has 6 SATA slots that support 6 Gb/s and 2 m.2 slots with both supporting 2211 to 2242.

The integrated components have 2 wifi antenna ports, 8 USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports, 2 RJ-45 LAN Ports, 2 USB 3.1 Gen 2 ports, 2 USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C ports, 1 Optical S/Pdif out, and 5 Analog audio ports.

The expansion slots on the motherboard have 2 PCIe 3.0 x16, 1 PCI Express x4, and 3 PCI Express x1.

This motherboard costs $291.00 and is rated 4 eggs on at the time of this post.


Works Cited:

        ASUS PRIME Z490M-PLUS LGA 1200 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard –”, Accessed 19 Nov. 2020.