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AMD FX-8350 Black Edition Vishera 8-Core 4.0GHz (4.2GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 125W FD8350FRHKBOX Desktop Processor
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Very fast, much faster than I expected based on benchmarks and reviews online. This is a big step up from a Phenom II processor.

Cons: None

GIGABYTE GA-970A-DS3P (rev. 2.0) AM3+ AMD 970 6 x SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: This was a pretty hassle-free installation with an FX-8350 processor. No surprises.

Cons: This is a pretty basic board in terms of features. It only comes with 2 SATA cables, but this is all known going in.

Other Thoughts: This is a decent budget board, mine works fine. It works well in Linux but you have to disable the IOMMU in the BIOS. This came as no surprise to me as I have had several UEFI boards with this same exact problem, it's just what you have to do to make it work.

ZALMAN CNPS9700 LED 110mm 2 Ball CPU Cooler
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  • Owned For: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs Still awesome 5 years later 07/21/2013

This review is from: ZALMAN CNPS9700 LED 110mm 2 Ball CPU Cooler

Pros: 5+ years old and still works great.
Top notch cooling performance.
Fits standard AMD bracket, don't need to install aftermarket backplate.

Cons: Difficult to install. If you have a small or difficult to access case, I recommend installing it outside the case.
Non-PWM fan, but many boards can still control the fan without it. You have to look though. This cooler predates PWM fans.
A bit loud on full blast, make sure you have a fan controller of some kind.

Other Thoughts: I bought this cooler over 5 years ago to cool my socket 939 Opteron 165, and it worked great, was a notable improvement over stock. I changed cases and had to switch because it wouldn't fit a couple years ago. Recently, I just bought a new 6800k APU, and needed a better cooler that fit the standard AMD bracket, and this thing fit the bill. Dusted it off, put on some new Arctic Silver 5, and it worked great. Cooling performance is still top notch, worth every penny. Dominated the stock APU cooler, more than 20C improvement at full load.


Ryan N.'s Profile

Display Name: Ryan N.

Date Joined: 06/24/05

  • Reviews: 44
  • Helpfulness: 15
  • First Review: 08/25/05
  • Last Review: 05/01/14
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