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G.Skill Ripjaws V Series

Picture of ramThe Ripjaws V Series from G.Skill is an exceptional piece of memory. It can go up to 5333MHz allowing for high speed gameplay or working. This also includes a CAS latency of 22. Finding the absolute speed of this ram shows that it writes at 4.125 NS which is faster than most can go. This ram is relatively inexpensive at $250 for 2 x 8gb sticks. The memory works good with many motherboards as well showing it can be compatible with motherboards than have speeds from 3600 – 5333Mhz.

Newegg Rating

This motherboard has a rating of 4.5 out of 5 eggs showing that it is rated good by those who have bought it. The rating also displays how the memory is worth the cost of $250. This memory continues to display its worth by showing that is very small at 42mm and is able to be fit in with many oversized CPU heatsinks.

This memory also has XMP support allowing overclocking to a good degree. To add to this it also comes with a lifetime warranty incase of an accident or any other things that many happen to your ram. This ram is non-parity and non-ECC showing that is not made for servers but rather for people seeking pure performance.

Works Cited:

“G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB).” – Computer Parts, Laptops, Electronics, HDTVs, Digital Cameras and More!,

G.SKILL International Enterprise Co., Ltd. “G.Skill Ripjaws V Series.” G.SKILL International Enterprise Co., Ltd.,

Note:  This review is part of a classroom project. 

Ryzen 9 5950X CPU review

Picture of the Ryzen 9 5950X

The Ryzen 9 5950X is the current best CPU for AM4 on the market. This CPU has optimized performance surpassing any other Ryzen series processor. It has a passmark score of 46183 which is over double that of the Ryzen 7 3700X. Its single thread rating is 3500 making it the best AMD CPU by single thread rating.

Ryzen 9 5950X Passmark Score

This CPU boasts a great passmark score surpassing even the i9-12900KF, the current best non-server intel CPU, despite having a slower single-thread rating. This CPU shows high performance displaying that it is entirely worth the price of $730. This CPU can also reach up to 4.9GHZ after being overclocked.

Newegg Rating

This CPU is rated 5 out of 5 stars on new egg telling us that the CPU can perform up to standards. It has over 2100  5 star ratings on newegg indicating that this isn’t just due to the low amount of people buying it. Along with this it is rated 5 stars in value, performance, and gaming.

This CPU has great performance despite its price and has 16 cores which is more than most AM4 CPU’s. This CPU has shown time and time again that it can deliver high benchmarks and good performance for gaming and work.


Works Cited:

Ryzen 9 5950X,

“AMD Ryzen 9 5950X.” Iconcharts,


Note:  This review is part of a classroom project. 

Gigabyte B550 Gaming X Motherboard Review

A picture of the motherboard

The Gigabyte B550 Gaming X Motherboard is a good motherboard for a price to performance ratio. The motherboard comes at $100 on newegg and offers many capabilities. The motherboard also has support for Ryzen 5000 series and 3rd gen Processors.

It offers plenty of SATA Ports and M.2 Connectors, this allows for plenty of storage when in need. It also has 2 PCIE x16 slots for a good graphics card or 2 if you want to run games even faster. It also has 1 PCIE x 1 slot for a network card or similar. This shows it has a good storage capacity and a good amount of areas for a graphics card.

For 3rd Gen AMD processors it has a native memory speed of 3200MHz and can have overclocked RAM up to 4000MHz. For 5000 series processors it has a native speed of 3200MHz and up to 4733MHz overclocked. This memory speed is incredibly high and it is highly unlikely you will ever use the full extent of it’s speed.

It has a rating of 4 out of 5 eggs on newegg showing it is highly liked.

Rating of Motherboard

The fact that this motherboard can move at a very high speed such as 3200MHz shows it is a good motherboard. Many motherboards do not have this as their native speed and have to overclock to get to this speed. This motherboard comes with many features that make it a suitable motherboard for gaming or for a home pc. This motherboard also comes at a good price compared to some others. It is one of the cheapest motherboards that support AM4 processors. For these reasons I believe this to a be a very good motherboard.

Works Cited:

Newegg. “Gigabyte B550 Gaming X AM4 AMD ATX Motherboard.” – Computer Parts, Laptops, Electronics, HDTVs, Digital Cameras and More!,


Note:  This review is part of a classroom project.