SkyTech Blaze II Gaming Computer PC Desktop – Ryzen 5 2600 6-Core 3.4 GHz, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 6G, 500G SSD, 8GB DDR4, RGB, AC WiFi, Windows 10 Home 64-bit
PROS • Excellent value for money.
• Updatable / future proof: you are pretty sure you can replace the card and add two RAM instead of just one. Also slots for additional storage space (check the technical data yourself, I’m not sure about that, but I’ve heard it from others here).
• It seems to have a good air flow: the ventilation slots in the front, bottom, top and rear are more ventilated than fixed. A lot of space in the real house.
• 30 seconds of cold start: I can’t beat how much better an SSD is. I’m so glad I found a pre-built option that had one! (You feel less than 30 seconds if you are used to slowing the start times).
• Tons of ports: the card has 3xDP to DVI and HDMI, and the housing / mobo has 2 + 1 (3.0) USB ports on the top, headphones / microphone and 4 (3.0) USB ports on the back.
CONS: • Fans do not change their colors.
• Slightly off-center housing: the front protrudes a few centimeters, since it is only hollow plastic without weight.
• I was a little worried about which port to use during installation since the startup instructions say nothing about it. They simply say: “Be sure to complete the installation after turning on the PC.” I later discovered that the HDMI connectors on the TVs cut the edges of the screen even when they were full. Therefore, you would be safe and would only use the DVI connector unless you are sure that your TV does not scan.
• Only 1 of 2 RAM slots is filled. If you ever upgrade, you are likely to buy 2 sticks at the same time and discard the old one, since it is almost impossible to get an identical stick at a valid price. I don’t understand why they not only put 2x4GB of RAM and saved a few dollars … maybe 1x8GB is really cheaper now? We hope that in the next 2-3 years dust does not accumulate in the thing and leave it unusable.
Overall rating: I thought the color would turn me off, but it actually looks pretty good.
I can’t say anything about the WLAN adapter. It’s a gaming PC, so it’s a bit silly to use anything other than an Ethernet cable connection.
Don’t forget to take out the antistatic protective foam! However, this is very imminent (I can’t imagine someone not looking out the side window before starting this PC and seeing the clear warning paper that says foam removal instructions should be read.
Now I am waiting to see how old it will take. I hope it takes me a long time, because the specifications and the update capability will take me years and years and years.