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Pros: Plenty of CUDA cores and memory bandwidth to handle most games at maximum settings. Framerate rarely drops below 50FPS, even on MMO games like Planetside 2.
Also handles Maya and 3DS Max with ease.
Cons: Fans whine at maximum speed, but that's not really an issue. Any GPU fan will whine if you set it to 100%.
Other Thoughts: This was an upgrade from a GTX660, and has roughly double the power. My renders in Maya take significantly less time than before, and my GPU is no longer the bottleneck when I play games (ironically, my RAID 0 SSD's are the bottleneck).READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: 8 Cores of awesome - it's able to crunch any business app I throw at it, and doesn't stutter even on the newest game titles.
Temp - I've overclocked it a tad (using my BIOS basic overclock settings, nothing fancy), and it hovers around 140F under load.....with the stock cooler.
Cons: Stock fan can get noisy, but this is not an issue for me.
Other Thoughts: I have used this CPU for around 5 months, and put it through everything from VMWare servers and full business applications (Quickbooks, large Excel files, and Outlook can run simultaneously without a hiccup or hesitation), to some CPU/GPU intensive game titles (Tomb Raider, Planetside 2, Crysis 3, etc.). So far, it has yet to be the bottleneck on my system (usually my backup HDD is the limiter),READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Placement of parts (CPU, RAM, SATA and PCIe slots) is good, they don't interfere with each other.
Cons: Board is not highly compatible with a server OS, such as Windows Server 2012.
Other Thoughts: Bought this board to build a small server for a business client. OS installed okay, but after installation was complete, system would lock up randomly, usually requiring a manual reboot (not good for servers). After some swapping out of parts, I concluded that the board was either defective or not compatible with Server 2012. I installed 7 Home Premium on another HDD with it, and it ran smoothly, so the board wasn't a dud.
Eventually RMA'd it, only because it didn't suit my application for it. Otherwise, a decent board for the price.