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AMD A10-7850K Kaveri 12 Compute Cores (4 CPU + 8 GPU) 3.7GHz Socket FM2+ 95W Desktop Processor AMD Radeon R7 series AD785KXBJABOX
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: The most advanced APU on the market, hopefully going to use it in a SFF build where I'm gutting an Xbox 360 and using the case for the PC

Cons: I ordered it with their 3-day shipping and the package arrived in pristine condition (not a scratch on the shipping box). However when I opened that box I found a battered and torn AMD APU box what was torn along the bottom and side and dented along the side as well. I guess that this APU was either dropped or suffered some kind of impact in either the Newegg warehouse or on the AMD end. I can say that I was concerned about the state of the APU itself so I hurriedly open the box and pulled out the plastic APU container and sure enough there was one of the corners busted on the plastic where the APU's pins sat with the result being 3 bent pins at the point of impact and 2 more on the adjacent corner :(

Other Thoughts: I honestly don't know why this APU was shipped to me when it was obviously in such poor condition. If it happened on AMD's end then Newegg should have refused it based on the damage and if it happened in Newegg's warehouse then it should not have been sent to a customer. Plus with Neweggs CPU return policy they don't take back CPUs with broken/bent pins so you as a consumer is either left with trying to unbend them or just working some overtime to cover the cost of the thing. I think I've got them mostly bent back so I'm just waiting on the motherboard to arrive so I can test it and I'll update my review based off of the results of that.

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Rosewill HIVE Series HIVE-550 550W Continuous @40°C,80 PLUS BRONZE Certified, Modular Design, Single +12V Rail,ATX12V v2.31/EPS12V v2.92,SLI Ready, Crossfire Ready, Active-PFC Power Supply - Retail
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Has met all of my needs and even gives me a little wiggle room for future upgrades. It was reasonably priced when I got it during Black Friday and I really like the fact that it is modular

Cons: Had this weird ticking noise that was really annoying initially but I discovered that the fan wasn't seated fully from the manufacturer. Just pressed down on it with the handle of a butter knife (while it was unplugged mind you) and that took care of it so no egg deduction!

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ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Was pretty cheap and easy to install

Cons: I used it once when installing Windows 7 and then maybe a couple of other times total and it just died after 5 months. Today it started randomly spinning up once every 3-5 minutes and now won't even open the tray. Kind of upset but at least it gives me an excuse to upgrade to a Blu-Ray player/writer. Just wish I could have this one as a spare though :(

Other Thoughts: Cheap but I guess you get what you pay for

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Derek S.'s Profile

Display Name: Derek S.

Date Joined: 10/16/13

  • Reviews: 3
  • Helpfulness: 2
  • First Review: 05/07/14
  • Last Review: 06/02/14
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