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Neo Forza 2TB MLC NVMe 1.4 PCIe SSD Review

I recently purchased this SSD for my gaming rig. This has been a really good and reliable SSD. The motherboard for this rig is the MSI Mag B50 Tomahawk. This is a 2TB M.2 PCIe SSD from the company Neo Forza. I got it because it has many qualities of a good SSD. As an example, this M.2 is about 2 cents per byte. This SSD is currently 134.99 on Newegg.  It’s currently rated 4.6 out of 5 eggs on Newegg


Many of the reviews have pointed out how it’s really fast but may not be as fast as advertised. There is also the fact that it’s MLC which means it’s cheaper and will last longer than a TLC or QLC.  It may not be as fast as an SLC but this is also very cost-efficient.  I think this SSD would be a good investment for your gaming system. It may be an upgrade to the current storage devices you use. Some of the reviews also talk about how you can use all 2TBs of this drive and it’s actually 2TBs. Here is a list with some of the specs of this SSD.

As you can see in the photo the MTBF is 2 million hours, That’s relatively 228 years now that’s a long time.  With a max sequential read of 7000MBps and a max sequential write of 6850MBps, this seems to be a pretty good drive. I would personally recommend this drive and I would suggest that you purchase this SSD for your gaming rig.


Note: This is part of a class project

Kingston Fury Beast Memory Review

Kingston Fury Beast

I recently purchased the Kingston Fury Beast 32GB DIMM Memory Module (KF556C40BB32) for my gaming rig.  The motherboard on my rig is the MSI MAG B650 TOMAHAWK and takes only DDR5 RAM.  I got it because it was fast and a good price and I wanted 32GB of RAM.  After making my purchase I realized that I should have purchased a 2x16GB set in order to take advantage of the dual-channel nature of my motherboard.  If I needed 64GB this would have been a good choice for future expansion, but 32GB is more than enough for a normal gaming rig, so my purchase was really a mistake.

This memory is new enough that there are no NewEgg reviews. 

It is seemingly fast but the specifications (below) tell the truth.  The response time can be calculated to find the true RAM speed (40/5,600,000,000)=7.14ns.  This is not a great response time and I was relatively unhappy when I did the calculations.  A DDR4 stick in my old system had a far faster response time and lower CL by comparison.  The current cost as of this posting was $125.82, not a terrible price for 32GB of DDR5 RAM.

Memory Details
Capacity 32GB
Type 288-Pin PC RAM
Speed  DDR5 5600 (PC5 44800)
CAS Latency  40
Voltage  1.25
Color Black
LED Color None

I would recommend looking for a dual-channel set of RAM.  I would also recommend you do the calculations and not just look at the MHz of the RAM.  dividing the CAS Latency by the frequency gives the RAM response time.  The G.SKILL Ripjaws S5 2x16GB by comparison is the same frequency with a CL of 36 giving it a 6.4ns response time.  That and it is $119.95.  Cheaper and faster.   In short, I do not recommend this RAM at this time.

Note:  This review is part of a classroom project.


AMD Ryzen 9 7950X CPU

The AMD Ryzen 9 7950X is a CPU made by AMD. This CPU has an am5 socket and 16 cores. Some people have made complaints that this CPU runs hot without the proper cooling system so you may want to consider that when you plan on purchasing this CPU. But aside from that this is a very good CPU when it comes to gaming.

This CPU is 598.98 On newegg. This is overall a very well-performing CPU and there are a lot of good things that come with the purchase of this.  This CPU has 16 cores and 32 threads to help make it run faster. The amount of Cache is, L1 Cache 1MB L2 Cache 16MB L3 Cache 64MB for this.


Note: This is for a school project