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AMD FX-8120 Zambezi 8-Core 3.1GHz Socket AM3+ 125W FD8120FRGUBOX Desktop Processor
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: The processor runs FAST. This processor also takes to overclocking like a fish to water and does it with out losing stability. A lot of reviews say you don't need 4x2 cores but multitasking with this processor you never lose speed. Out of the box the processor is more stable than the Phenom system that it replaced which made me really happy. This processor not only runs fast its self but I've noticed that the entire system is faster after the upgrade, i get considerable faster data transfer speeds.

Cons: The processor runs a bit warm, when over clocked to 4.038ghz. I have mine running solid at 4ghz and it under load climbs to 50C nothing that I'm concerned about at the moment.

Other Thoughts: After installing the operating system i was only registering 2 of the 8 cores and proceed to worry that i had a bad processor. This was not the case it was just due to needed updates for windows. So if you take home your nice shiny new 8120 and only see 2 of the 8 cores make sure to install all updates for your operating system.

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Logitech MX Revolution Black 7 Buttons 2 x Wheels RF Wireless Laser Mouse
  • Owned For: more than 1 year

Pros: Good resolution for an average user. The wheel is something that after using i can't imagine life without. I've used this mouse for 16 hours strait and have never had a sore hard or been uncomfortable. It has been a very durable mouse i use it with my laptop and haven't broken one. Battery lasts long enough (about a week) and charges fast.

Cons: It gets dirty and slows the free spin of the wheel down. Doesn't have a middle mouse button, after a while i stopped missing the button though. Could make me breakfast in the morning.

Other Thoughts: Let the battery drain all the way before recharging, as with every battery throwing them in the charger every night is foolish and will ruin the battery. Use your limited charges wisely and drain the battery. If you notice the mouse tracking poorly after you have owned it for a long period use a q-tip to clean the laser opening. I've never installed the software that comes with it so i don't know how good or bad it is, its not incredibly necessary unless u want to install 3rd party software to switch the search button to a middle mouse button.

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Cooler Master Hyper N520 - CPU Cooler with Copper Base and 5 Heatpipes
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: The device runs COOL i have it installed on an AMD phenom 9950 compared to the stock cooling this dropped my temps from 50c to 38c. The temp drop was far more then i expected. Fans seem to flow a lot of air helping cool thoes components around the processor as well. Because of this my NB and SB chips dropped a good 5-10c as well.

Cons: I have to give a con to the size, it takes up a good amount of room. Thinking about that surface area is what makes coolers effective that and air flow .... how is this a con then oooppps disregard. In that case.

Doesn't pick up chicks.

Other Thoughts: Some have complained about the instructiosn being poor, others have commented that there is no flow indicator. On both of these i have to say that that there is a clear flow indicator you just have to know where to look. Every fan that I've come across with computers has an arrow on it some where that shows both spin direction and air flow direction. Instructions were very clear they used pictures and didn't require reading.

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Andrew V.'s Profile

Display Name: Andrew V.

Date Joined: 08/25/07

  • Reviews: 4
  • Helpfulness: 2
  • First Review: 09/30/08
  • Last Review: 03/04/12
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