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Crucial T500 Hard Drive Review

After needing some more storage for my games, I decided to buy an M.2 SSD to help compromise my problem. Note that my games were previously on a regular 2.5-inch SSD drive instead of an M.2. After paying $71.99 on Amazon, I was happily waiting for the arrival of my new M.2 SSD made by Crucial to upgrade my PC. After receiving the drive and installing it on my motherboard, I am happily pleased to say that this drive is a definite game changer for me.

I would like to proudly say that this drive has increased the performance of my PC and it makes all the difference with its 7,400/7,000MB/s sequential reads/write speeds, which is beyond impressive compared to my 500MB/s SSD drive. Now, my games load a lot faster, and it does not take very long at all to download stuff. I believe this was a great purchase for the price and I recommend this product fully.

Note: This is for a Class Project

Works Cited

“Crucial T500 500GB Gen4 NVMe M.2 Internal Gaming SSD, Up to 7200MB/s, Laptop &                    Desktop Compatible + 1mo Adobe CC All Apps – CT500T500SSD8.” Amazon.com,                        https://www.amazon.com/Crucial-Internal- Gaming-Desktop-                                                              Compatible/dp/B0CK2R8YLY?source=ps-sl-shoppingads-                                                                        lpcontext&ref_=fplfs&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&th=1. Accessed 19 March 2024.

Corsair Vengeance DDR5 RAM 32GB 4800mhz (2x16GB)

With newer and newer generations of technology, this set of RAM does a good job representing the newest generation of RAM DDR5 with its speed of 4800Mhz and its CAS Latency of 40. With 32GB anything is possible from video editing to gaming, to regular day use, you will be confident to say that your RAM speed will never be an issue. Even the aesthetics of this set of RAM by Corsair looks good, blending in with any motherboard, and looking high performance and fresh.

After buying a 32Gb set of this DDR5 Corsair RAM, I have concluded that if you are still on DDR4, it is not yet time to convert to DDR5. Although this RAM does a great job and has excellent performance, for its heavy price tag of $92.99, I would say if you still have DDR4, it might be a good idea to wait until DDR5 prices drop a little bit. Thank you for reading this and I wish you success in your future PC builds.

Resources: https://www.amazon.com/CORSAIR-VENGEANCE-4800MHz-Compatible-Computer/dp/B09MTS5YH1?th=1

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AMD Ryzen 5 7600x Review

AM4 was a success with it being continually used since 2016 with customers like myself being extremely happy with the performance of the AM4 lineup but now its time for a new area of CPUs. With AM5’s socket and its Zen 4 CPU microarchitecture, we can expect even better performance than the previous generation, and the Ryzen 5 7600x does not let down the expectations.

The Ryzen 5 7600x has 6 cores and 12 threads, and with a base clock of 4.7 GHz and a boost clock of 5.3 GHz, this CPU gives its predecessor, the Ryzen 5 5600x, a run for its money. The Ryzen 5 7600x has 384KB of L1 Cache, 6MB of L2 Cache, and 32MB of L3 Cache, which provides an ideal amount of core memory that allows you to do all the gaming and workstation tasks you need. This allows me to play Farming Simulator 22, Fortnite, Flight Simulator, and great FPS without having to buy the most expensive GPU on the market.

With a PassMark score of 28,650, and a rank of 273, this CPU nears the top 8 percent of CPUs on the market. My personal experience so far has been great with this CPU and I only have a couple of bad things to say about it. First of all, unfortunately, this CPU does not come with a cooler for the $228.95 that it costs on Amazon right now. It kinda stinks comparing it to Ryzens 3rd gen CPUs that normally came with a cooler when bought new. In conclusion, I would give this CPU a 4.5 out of 5 stars compared to the 4.6-star rating that it has on Amazon because of its ultimate performance, but if you use an AM4 chip right now, I would suggest waiting a little longer before investing in the AM5 socket so maybe you could snatch a CPU like this at a little better price.

Note: This review is part of a classroom project.

MSI MAG B550M MORTAR MAX WIFI Review

After first getting the MAG B550M Mortar Max Wifi motherboard I was thrilled to see the amazing esthetics behind this creation. With the black and white smooth and futuristic style it had in my sleek black PC case, it fit the overall look perfectly. What I like the most about this motherboard is the amount of compatibility it has, with the ability to put anything from a Ryzen 3rd gen to a Ryzen 5th gen, I can choose the best CPU for the budget and the uses I need out of this motherboard. With wifi being built into this motherboard, I no longer have to worry about using an adapter like I was using on my old motherboard, allowing me to get the best family-friendly use at home. With four RAM slots, I can truly pick how much I need for my uses for this motherboard from a range from 8 GB of RAM to 128 GB.

Even with the integrated components of the motherboard, you have a wide variety of options. I like being able to connect my phone to the PC Via my USB-C phone cable, and with these integrated component options, I no longer have to worry about using adapters that don’t give me the speed I need. With the display port and HDMI port, I can hook two separate monitors without the need for a graphics card. Also, with the 7.1 audio this baby has, I can hook up the ultimate sound system that I can use when I work.

This is the rating this motherboard has on Newegg, which isn’t bad, it is pretty close to how I would rate it. Now my rating on this motherboard, based on the experience I have had so far with this motherboard, would be 4.5 out of 5 eggs/stars. I was truly hoping that there would be more expansion possibilities with this motherboard for the price of 169.99 on Newegg. Though this motherboard does have plenty of storage connection available, with its 6 SATA ports, including an M.2 Slot, it just doesn’t have enough expansion slots as I would prefer to have. That is how I would rate this motherboard and my review of it.

Note: This review is part of a classroom project.