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Western Digital Black SN850 Review

Western Digital is one of the leading manufacturers of Hard drives and Solid State Drives, which is also the parent company of former companies such as SanDisk and G-Technology. one of their more notable productions of HDD/SSDs is the WD BLACK SN850 Solid State Drive. (picture below)

this SSD comes in capacities varying from 500GB to 2TB, with or without Heatsink. regardless of what combinations you’re looking for, the prices will be anywhere above $100.00 USD.

the specifications vary based on your retailer but are suggested that you look at the official website of the manufacturer’s website (i.e. Western Digital or Seagate) but are listed as follows on the Manufacturer’s site: 


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Corsair Vengeance RGB PRO Review

This memory stick comes in 8GB, 16GB, and 32GB sticks in various different packages and is priced at anywhere from $103.99 to $174.99 for a 32GB stick.

CORSAIR is one of the leading companies in the production of computer components. high up on the list with big names such as Intel and AMD. Producing components such as Memory sticks, PC cases, Power Supply Units, CPU Coolers, Fans, Storage devices, and custom cooling systems for your every need. in addition, they also offer accessories such as keyboards, mice, gaming chairs, ambient lighting, headphones, and mousepads. also selling Pre-built PCs.

You can find the picture of the memory stick and the store page here

CORSAIR has posted a video explaining and demonstrating the stick. you can find it on 

The video explains more about the Stick and the functions as well.

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AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3960x CPU review

Behold, this CPU is one of the best selling, yet cost-effective CPUs on the market currently. Boasting 24 cores and 48 threads, and over 140MB of CPU cache spread across L1, L2, and L3 cache, you definitely get the power for what you put in

Although it does take a hefty amount of power from your PSU (280W to be exact) to run this powerhouse, It can run some of the top GPUS with ease. also goes well with a water-cooling system, which is recommended if you plan on playing for extended durations of time.

“All good, running great in all scenarios so far! I do not have a single complaint, Runs AutoCAD like a beast!! And all other things I throw at it with buttery smoothness, it’s beautiful! Not overclocked running great with H115i. 64GB DDR4 3600 cl16. Zenith II Extreme Mobo.”
-Allen C.

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“AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3960X 3.8 GHz Socket sTRX4 100-100000010WOF Desktop Processor.” – Computer Parts, Laptops, Electronics, HDTVs, Digital Cameras and More!,

Note:  This review is part of a classroom project. 

ASRock TRX40 Taichi Motherboard Review

This motherboard is nearly perfect if you’re looking for a top-tier gaming spec motherboard. Boasting a maximum of 256GB of quad-channel memory, easily handling AMD’s Ryzen threadripper series. While only being an easy $500 USD, you definitely get the “bang for your buck” with this motherboard.

ASRock is a reasonably experienced company, producing various computer parts, ranging from motherboards to wifi antennas. Based in Taipei, Taiwan, they have various other branches in the Netherlands and the United States.

Accepted memory ranges anywhere from DDR4 3200 (non overclocked) to DDR4 4666 (overclocked). This motherboard specifically is built for overclocking. Along with multiple fans, and plenty of room for a custom watercooling loop.

” No compromise board for anyone using an AIO cooler. Only reason to pay more is if you are doing a custom cooling loop needing water channels in the motherboard.”

-Paul M.

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“ASRock TRX40 TAICHI sTRX4 AMD TRX40 SATA 6Gb/s ATX AMD Motherboard.” – Computer Parts, Laptops, Electronics, HDTVs, Digital Cameras and More!,

Note:  This review is part of a classroom project.