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This review is from: Intel Pentium G3258 Haswell Dual-Core 3.2GHz LGA 1150 Desktop Processor BX80646G3258
Pros: 4.1G @ 1.05V; 4.7G @ 1.275V stable.
Cons: None, but how about a $20 CPU? C'mon intel! :E]
Other Thoughts: Bought the chip from a local store that had better price; I got lucky, my chip overclocks so well with low voltage. Paired with MSI Z97 and Nvidia 750 Ti, plays all my games maxed or very high, butter smooth. Can't be happier.
AMD gave me problem every time I gave them a chance (most recent A10-7850K, and 280X on the same Intel Z97 board, intermittent frame drop to around 15FPS). Zero issue with Intel as always. I'm done with AMD unless they come up with something revolutionary like their early Barton cores and x64 chips.
Pros: Good performance without extra power pin or PSU upgrade. Works well in an old i3-530 rig, plays Diablo 3 RoS, Dota 2, League of Legends maxed, Battlefield 3/4 on very high, all 1080p.
Put in a G3258 OCed to 4.7G, plays all games maxed. I don't have Crysis 3, but it plays Crysis 2 maxed.
2D power consumption is only 2-5w, 3D is around 60W. Can be OCed EASILY to 1400. Didn't try higher, no need.
Very quiet. First MSI Nvidia (have a fanless MSI HD 5450, still working well after 3 years), impressed.
Cons: No con. But how about a fat $100 rebate? :E)
Other Thoughts: Also bought Asus AMD 280x for the gaming rig; however, I think this 750 Ti is overall better. Why? 1. coz it's 1/3 of the price and plays all of my games well at a fraction of power consumption. 2, stable driver. With AMD, I experience intermittent frame drop to 15 FPS or so when playing simple games like League of Legends. Nvidia 750 Ti doesn't have any issue at all.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Cooler Master NotePal CMC3 - Laptop Cooling Pad with 200 mm Silent Fan
Pros: The build is okay, all plastic, nothing aluminum like the other reviewer mention. I'm not sure he reviewed a different version or couldn't distinguish materials.
Cons: Makes a rattling noise that gets in your head after a while. Not worth RMA but won't purchase another as well.READ FULL REVIEW