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AMD FX-6300 Vishera 6-Core 3.5GHz (4.1GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 95W Desktop Processor FD6300WMHKBOX
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

3 out of 5 eggs You've Gotta Be An AMD Fanboy To Love This 08/26/2013

This review is from: AMD FX-6300 Vishera 6-Core 3.5GHz (4.1GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 95W Desktop Processor FD6300WMHKBOX

Pros: Inexpensive.
Easy to overclock.
If you blow it up, you're not out much dough.

Cons: It can barely squeak past a Core i3 in the same price range while using way more power.

Other Thoughts: I build a few gaming systems every year, and decided to check out an all AMD build. Was not really surprised that there was no real cost savings overall for a power hog with sub-par performance.
Hopefully, I'll find an AMD fanboy to take this off my hands.

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Team Vulcan 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model TLD38G1600HC9DC01
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: About 5 bucks cheaper than good RAM?

Cons: Will not boot my Asrock 970 Extreme4 motherboard when timings are set to 1600 using XMP profile.
Randomly crashes Windows 8 when run at 1333.
Poor WEI memory score.

Other Thoughts: To be fair, there just may be a compatibility issue with this motherboard. Replaced with Kingston Hyper X Blue 1600 and problems went away.
I spent quite a bit of time and effort (plus money for good RAM) to find that this cheap RAM was killing my new gamer.
If you want stability and speed, look elsewhere.

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RAIDMAX RX-450K Continuous 450 watts ATX 12V v2.3/EPS 12V Power Supply
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

1 out of 5 eggs Died After 31 Days 04/11/2013

This review is from: RAIDMAX RX-450K Continuous 450 watts ATX 12V v2.3/EPS 12V Power Supply

Pros: Cheap.

Cons: You get what you pay for sometimes.
In this instance - junk.

Other Thoughts: Ordered 3/10/2013. Died 4/11/2013. Used in a low power system with AMD 65 watt CPU and 50 watt GPU. Just one day past Newegg's 30 day refund/replacement window. Not worth the effort and expense to RMA with RAIDMAX so lesson learned: read the reviews and trust the experience of others. Note to self: Never purchase a RAIDMAX product again.

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Display Name: DAVID W.

Date Joined: 11/29/09

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  • Last Review: 08/26/13
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