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Gaming Motherboard

This gaming motherboard is a great motherboard. I have used this motherboard for all of my  gaming computers and I would tell other people that they should get this motherboard for their gaming computers.

H310M S2H(1.0)

This mother board supports the 8th and 9th generation Intel core processors. The graphic card for this is great. the graphic card that it has is NVIDIA GTX 1060. The graphics are amazing.  This motherboard also has good memory. It has 8GB ram or it can even take more.

This motherboard has high end audio and audio noise guard.  With this high audio it makes you feel like you are in the game. That is something that I love about this so the sounds are realistic.  The cooling fan for this is really good. It works really well and I have never had a problem.

The Back panel has  D-sub, DVI, HDMI, Gaming lan and more as you can see in the picture.

H310M S2H(1.0)

This motherboard boots fast and that is another thing that is awesome about it. It has a lot of unique features to look and read more about it go to https://www.gigabyte.com/us/Motherboard/H310M-S2H-rev-10/sp#sp

Note: this is review of a classroom project

 

Samsung EVO 850 Review

<![CDATA[Samsung is a South Korean multinational conglomerate headquarted  in Samsung Town, seoul. It comprises numerous affilated businesses, most of them united under the Samsung brand, and the largest south Korean chaebol.
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The 500 GB model of this give you the best value for only $156.99. With this drive you get a 3 year warranty, and it has a MTBF of 2,000,000 Hours.
In my review of the SAMSUNG EVO 850 500 GB, I can determine that it is one of the fastest and most reliable drives for the low price. This is all done by the SAMSUNg MGX Micro Controller put in these drives to help give them the boost over other SSDs, and defintly over any traditional hardrive
Specs:
Storage Size – 500GB
Read – 540MBps
Write – 540 MBps
4KB Random Read – 98,000 IOPS
4KB Random Write – 90,000 IOPS
Life Span – 2,000,000 Hours
Overview:
Overall the Samsung EVO 850 500GB is an amazing SSD. The speeds for the drive are outstanding compared to other drives in this price range, with a fair amount of storage space. For a home PC this drive is great, it is just about all the storage you will need, and it is faster than you would ever need for a home pc. In the end I would give this SSD a 7.5/10 for its great speeds and storage for a machine that will mainly be used for surfing the internet and even more intence office tasks.
Note:  This review is part of a classroom project.
Resources:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samsung
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147373]]>

SAMSUNG 860 EVO 1TB SATA III (Review)

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The Samsung 860 Evo is an SSD which contain up to 1TB and will last up to 1.5 million hours. So if you hope of getting this it would last you for a life time. The only problem you would have using this SSD is your limited in space. Using an SSD would last you so much longer than a hard-drive that will only last about 5 years. Not only is the SSD faster but if your trying to make a computer that you move from place to place you would want an SSD. An SSD doesn’t have any moving parts which would break. An SSD is also lighter than a Hard-drive making your case a 1 or 2 pounds lighter.


 
I love this SSD every time I start up my PC it takes less than a second for it to pull up the home screen. I can open games so much quicker on my SSD than my old hardrive I had a month ago. I able to open some of my favorite games like H1Z1 and Rainbow Six Siege instantly.
 
Knowing that this SSD will last me over 1.5 million hours I will just keep it when i build my new PC and save over $200. With the extra $200 I could put that into a video card which would have me speed up my gaming. I could play my gaming with High quality graphics instead of medium quality.
 

  • Specs/ Details:
    • Up to 550 MB/s Sequential Read
    • Up to 520 MB/s Sequential Write
    • 3bit MLC
    • Capacity: 1,000 GBs = 1TB
    • SATA 6 Gb/s Interface, compatible with SATA 3 Gb/s & SATA 1.5 Gb/s interface
    • 1.5 Million Hours Reliability (MTBF)
    • AES 256-bit Encryption

“Newegg.” Newegg.com, www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147673.
“SSD 860 EVO 2.5’ SATA III 1TB Memory & Storage – MZ-76E1T0B/AM | Samsung US.”Samsung Electronics America, www.samsung.com/us/computing/memory-storage/solid-state-drives/ssd-860-evo-2-5–sata-iii-1tb-mz-76e1t0b-am/.
This review is part of a classroom project.
 
 
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Crucial MX500 SSD – Crucial for every PC in need of a SSD *Pun Intended*

<![CDATA[Crucial MX500 SSD – Crucial for every PC in need of a SSD *Pun Intended*
The Crucial MX500 2TB SSD was obviously produced by Crucial. Crucial is a branch of Micron Technology Inc. They were founded in 1978 by Ward Parkinson. They are located in Boise Idaho and are known for their SSDs, Flash memory, RAM, ect.
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Overall this SSD is well built to start. It is durable (which i would hope for in a $500 SSD). I did a little research, and Crucial’s Website and Amazon both has 4.9-5.0 Stars over close to 200 reviews. They all talk about buying this product to upgrade their speed and I must say it does just that and more. I had a lot of success with this SSD and would definitely recommend it to anyone.

Crucial MX500 2TB SSD

As you can see from the picture it looks as any ordinary SSD, but it feels solid and would be hard to break, this is essential for any SSD considering how expensive they can be.
 
 
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Specs:
´Size: 2 TB
´Interface: SATA III (SATA 6.0Gb/s)
´IOPS:  Reads 95000 IOPS, Writes 90000 IOPS
´Warranty: $50 for 3 year protection plan and $70 for 4 years
´Access Time: Up to 560 MBps
´Life Span: 1.8 Million Hours
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Overall View: Overall this SSD is well worth 500$. This SSD does everything it says and more, runs great, run FAST, and is a huge upgrade from what I had. To simply put it, it is a well built, great running SSD. If you are looking to upgrade to an SSD I would definitly advise you to check out this SSD.
Note:  This review is part of a classroom project.]]>

Toshiba P300 – The Unexpected Failure

<![CDATA[Toshiba— Founded July 1875 in Tokyo, Japan has a rich history of innovative technology. They’re continuing to expand the limits of mobile computing but their passion for innovation is hardly new. In fact, it dates back centuries (as they claim)
The P300 can either be a good buy or a bad buy. On Benchmark.com shows that the age months on this hard drive is 29. That means this hard drive will average about more than a 2 year life span, and too bad the warranty ends in 2 years. But by looking at the reviews on Newegg it seems like you will never know if it will last 2 years or 2 weeks.

  • Storage: 1 TB
  • Speed: 7200 rpm
  • Age Months: 28
  • Access Time: 4.17ms
  • Read/Write: 153 MB/s
  • Buffer: 64 MB

Warranty: 2 year limited
After seeing these bipolar reviews I decided to do research for myself. With the product having a 4 egg review seemed weird. It was either a hit or miss, some people said it was great and it lasted more than two years and still working. While 25% of the reviews varied from failing right after the warranty ended, to not working out of the box.
I bought 4 of these hard drives to use a RAID 5 array, and see the failure rate based off of the reviews. All four came in and only 3 worked out of the box. After an hour of setting up, one of the hard drives kept crashing the BIOS. Finally getting it to work, that hard drive lasted for about a week before all three hard drives died. I sent all four drives in for RMA. There online RMA process was simple enough, however it has been 10+ weeks since they received the drives and approved a reward card in exchange and no rewards card has arrived. Whats worse than a bad hard drive? A bad hard drive company.
In conclusion, never buy a hard drive from Toshiba. A lot of people lost TB of information with these drives. Along with everyone else in the reviews… spend your money on a hard drive with a nice warranty from a good company like (Western Digital).
References:
https://www.newegg.com
http://www.toshiba.com/tai/
http://www.kitguru.net
Note:  This review is part of a classroom project.]]>

Seagate Constellation ES.2 HDD Review

<![CDATA[hard drive failure rates by model
Seagate and Western Digital are commonly known as the top two HDD manufacturers in the industry today. Now while they both have similar problems, I decided to choose a Seagate HDD because they had a lower fail rate. According to the graph on the left, Seagate has five HDD’s that had some of the lowest failure rates, compared to Western Digital’s three HDDs (Backblaze).
 
Seagate Technology was created in 1978 by Al Shugart, Tom Mitchell, Doug Mahon, Finis Conner and Syed Iftikar. They produce hard drives, hybrid drives, and solid state drives. In 2015, Seagate produced around 45.9 million hard-disk drives including Samsung’s HDD output (Seagate owns Samsung’s HDD production). And in 2017, Seagate‘s annual revenue was $10.77 billion.
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Seagate Constellation ES.2 HDD


Specifications:

  • Price: $79.99
  • Size: 3 TB
  • Transfer Rate: 155 MB/s
  • MTBF: 1.2 million hours
  • Warranty: 5 years
  • Speed: 7200 RPM
  • Access Time: 4.16ms
  • Read/Write Speed: 8.5/9.5MS
  • Buffer Size: 64 MB

The Seagate Constellation ES.2 is labeled as a enterprise class hard drive, which means that it is geared more towards business use (company servers, important storage arrays, etc.). The Constellation ES.2 brags about it’s low power consumption use and I was thoroughly surprised when the ES.2’s consumption was 17% less than the ES model. When tested against other models of the Constellation HDD’s read/write sequences, the 3TB SATA model triumphed reaching higher speeds (Storage Review). The price is pretty good for size/capacity with each GB costing .03 cents. Overall, this hard drive can be used for gaming, but would be fully utilized if used for business purposes.
Note:  This review is part of a classroom project.
References:
<https://www.backblaze.com>
<https://www.newegg.com>
<https://www.seagate.com/internal-hard-drives/>
<http://www.storagereview.com>
<https://en.wikipedia.org>
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DPC_WATCHDOG_VIOLATION

<![CDATA[Fix Windows 10 error DPC_WATCHDOG_VIOLATION
The original fault was with the IDE ATA/ATAPI controller installed with Windows 10. The fix was to use a different driver.
1. Navigate to Control Panel, Hardware and Sound and Device Manager.
2. Open the IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers section.
3. Select the controller that says ‘SATA AHCI’, right click and select Properties.
4. Select the Driver tab and Driver Details. Make sure the driver is ‘iastor.sys’. If it is, carry on. If it isn’t, try another or move on to the next step.
5. Select Update Driver Software, Browse and Let me Pick from a list of devices.
6. Select ‘Standard SATA AHCI Controller’ from the list and install.
JamieKavanagh. “How to Fix Windows 10 Error DPC Watchdog Violation – Windows 10.” Tom’s Hardware, 21 July 2016, www.tomshardware.com/faq/id-3128566/fix-windows-error-dpc-watchdog-violation.html. ]]>

Devil's Canyon-i7 (LGA 1150)

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The Devil Canyon is a CPU made by Intel worth over $385.99 for sale. The Devil’s Canyon is so expensive because of it’s performance. The rating for the Devil’s Canyon is 5/5 on New egg and  11191 rating on PassMark. This Card is made more for gaming than casual searching on the internet or basic social conversations.
Using the Devil’s Canyon I was able to play all my favorite games like The Witcher 3, Fallout, Rainbow, and World of Warcraft. With this CPU I was running a steady 60 Fps, perfect for gaming. With an average benchmark of 88.4% which is a good CPU until they release better CPU’s.
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  • Socket Type:  LGA 1150
  • Core: Quad-Core
  • Cache:
  • L2 Cache 4 x 256KB
  • L3 Cache 8MB
  • Operating Frequency
  • 0 GHz
  • Max Turbo Frequency
  • 4 GHz

 
 
Benchmarks:

  • Effective  Speed 2%
  • Average User Bench -1%
  • Peak Overclocked Bench -1% 
  •  Rating -20%,
  • Market Share 11%
  • Price -42%
  • Value -14%
  • Cores -22%
  • Threads -11%

In total comparing this CPU to others it’s really good for the cost. It may not be a i9 CPU but it can still play the games that you would want to play, but I would recommend getting it when it’s on sale though.
Note:  This review is part of a classroom project.
References: https://www.newegg.comhttps://www.cpubenchmark.net]]>

Intel CPU

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This is a review of an Intel Core i7 CPU that is compatible with any motherboard that supports a Land Grid Array (LGA) of 1151. This Intel Core i7 CPU is also a Kaby Lake version. This CPU is to be used for a faster gaming PC. This is an up to date model and it can be used for gaming purposes. While you could use this for lower end use like for home use, it is not the purpose that it is being reviewed for.
The Intel Core i7 CPU is manufactured by Intel. Intel is an American multinational corporation and technology company which focuses on the development of CPUs (central processing unit), also known as the brain of the computer. They are headquartered in Santa Clara, California. They started up  there corporation on July 18, 1968. They are widely considered a top two CPU manufacturer. (Intel Wikipedia)

Specifications:

  • CPU Clock Speed: 4.2 GHz
  • Max Memory: 2400 (DDR4)
  • Cache:
    • L1- 4 x 32KB (Instruction), 4 x 32KB (Data)
    • L2- 4×256 KB
    • L3- 8 MB
    • Socket type: LGA 1151
  • Number of Cores: Quad-Core
  • Number of Threads: 8
  • CPU Rating from Passmark: 12102

 

With these specifications it worked really good and really fast for my ASRock Fatal1ty Z170 Gaming K6 gaming motherboard. When I found those specifications fit my motherboard I matched it with passmark to make sure it had a good rating and it does of over twelve thousand. It was also only $289.99 on newegg.
Note: This review is for a classroom project.
References: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intel
https://www.play-asia.com/asrock-fatal1ty-z170-gaming-k6/13/709289
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819117726
https://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu.php?cpu=Intel+Core+i7-7700K+%40+4.20GHz&id=2874]]>

AMD RYZEN Threadripper 1900X Blog Review

<![CDATA[I recently was fortunate enough to get my hands on an AMD RYZEN Threadripper 1900X. This thing is a monster of a CPU, I mean just look at the case it comes in! Ranking very highly at the top of its class. This is definitely one of the best AMD CPUS’s up to date. It may cost $549.99, but you definitely get performance per dollar. This CPU is mainly for people who don’t have a low end budget for their PC.
This CPU is made for an sTR4 Socket. It also has 8 cores, and 16 threads. For the L1 Cache it has 768KB, for L2 it has 4MB, and for L3 it has 16MB. For Operating Frequency, it runs 3.8-4.0 GHz. The one down fall i found, which is not a big problem at all, would be the fact that it doesn’t come with a fan/cooling system for it, so that would be needed to buy desperately.
 

 

  • Socket Type: Socket sTR4
  • # of Cores: 8
  • # of Threads: 16
  • Cache: L1-768KB L2-4MB L3-16MB
  • Operating Frequency: 3.8 GHz
  • Max Turbo Frequency: 4.0 GHz

 
 
Overall, this CPU does more than get the job done. I have had no problems with this at all! I would 100% recommend this to anyone without a small budget because it is $549.99.

Note:  This review is part of a classroom project. 

References: New Egg Link CPU Benchmark

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