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Pros: highest STOCK clock 750Ti you can purchase, at one of the lowest cost
No 6pin requirement
Decent cooling, temps never go above 60c even with a mini case with low airflow
This is a great card if you have a prebuilt system, low powered system, or just a budget build.
Performance is a bit higher over the normal reviews of stock 750Ti's, near the amd 265x but without the 6 pin
Cons: Would be awesome if it had a 192 bit interface but then it wouldn't cost 149
it would also be nice if the plastic casing encased the card aside for the exhaust, unfortunately this does have some gaps where heat gets blown into the case
Other Thoughts: If you are going for a low powered, highest performing card, grab this. While the R7 265x is more powerful for the same price, it also uses more power, and is larger. So while the 265x is infact more powerful, you also have a hotter, larger, power hungry card. Make your purchase based on what you need not by brand.
As far as rebates and such go, like most vendors you get a pre-paid gift card, it can be used anywhere just like cash. No idea why you would rate it down unless you've never done a rebate.
This review is from: Intel Pentium G3258 Haswell Dual-Core 3.2GHz LGA 1150 Desktop Processor BX80646G3258
Pros: Decent clock speed, and cache size
Overclockable even with stock to 4.0ghz
Priced nearly 50 dollars below the cheapest i3, with near like performance(for gaming anyways)
Virtualization support for anything like virtualbox or vmware player
Amazing performance for a 70buck CPU, even comparative to AMD. If you don't need the APU's GPU then this beats most anything in the price range
Cons: No Hyperthreading but this is a Pentium, not sure what you are expecting
Other Thoughts: I don't know why someone would compare this to a flagship highest end CPU, of course something 1/4th the cost won't hold up to it. If your a light-moderate gamer, do office apps, with a touch of virtualization, this is the CPU to get.
Personally I bought this CPU, because I didn't want to fork out 50 more for an entry level i3. My plan is to wait for intel's next refresh cycle or when I can nab an i7 on sale. Until then this will keep me happy
Pros: Moderately priced LGA 1150 board
okayish feature set
Decent manufacturer with a good reliability rating
Cons: Could use some more heatsinks, might be just be but gigabyte boards always seemed to run a bit warmer than Asus/Msi
Assuming you don't need 4 RAM slots or more than 16GB there are better motherboards for the price, I really only got this because it was 47$ off with a G3258
Feature set, aside from chargeUSB while PC is off, is nothing you can't get in an ASUS or MSI board, maybe even asrock as well
Other Thoughts: I can't say I'd recommend this board unless you get it with a combo deal, there's nothing really compelling about this board aside from the 4 DIMM slots and 32GB support. Features are okay, but there isn't really anything that sets it apart from the other boards in the price range for +/- 10 dollars.READ FULL REVIEW