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Pros: A few things I like...
+ Good performance for the price
+ CHEAP at $89
+ Quad-core, plus GPU...for $89?
Honestly, it's a powerful CPU for the price, but....
Cons: ...some complaints.
- Runs SUPER hot
- Stock cooler is completely worthless
- RMA'd for a replacement...STILL ran hot
Other Thoughts: This is the second PC I've built around this processor. I was very happy with how the first one turned out for the price. The second one was full of headaches.
This PC build:
AMD A10-5800K CPU
GIGABYTE GA-F2A88XM-D3H Motherboard
8GB GSKILL RIPJAW RAM
(HDD, DVD, etc...)
in the NZXT source 210 case. Awesome case.
I installed the first CPU, and had heat issues...machine kept shutting itself off. Tried better thermal grease...still happened. Tried adding 3 more case fans. Still happened.
CPU's idle temp was sitting at 80, if not climbing higher.
RMA'd the thing, got a replacement...SAME THING.
I ended up deciding just to stop there and buy a new heatsink/fan. Went with the CoolerMaster 212 Hyper EVO. Temp dropped to 45.
In terms of the CPU doing its job of processing tasks...I think it's great for the price. I'm just disappointed that AMD hasn't come up with a solution for this line of processors (pretty much all FM2 processors) to stop overheating.
To me, it's an obvious plan: Ship the thing with a better stock cooler. They could save themselves a ton of RMA problems if they'd just do that.
Learn from my headache: Get a better heatsink when you actually place the order.
This review is from: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO - CPU Cooler with 120 mm PWM Fan
Pros: An excellent cooler overall!
+ Lowered CPU temp by about 30-40 degrees!
Cons: Only minor complaints...
- Not easy to install (but possible)
- Directions were IKEA-style, picture-only
- Directions weren't really clear...went to YouTube instead
- Fan is loud
Other Thoughts: I bought this to replace a stock fan for an AMD A10-5800K. I knew these CPUs ran hot in some cases, but I had a good experience the last time I built a computer with one of them. Figured it would be fine.
With the stock cooler, CPU temp was averaging at 80 degrees idling....sometimes climbing to 90 and shutting the system off.
I RMA'd the CPU, and had the same experience with another one...so I figured I'd just try a new heatsink.
Average CPU temp went from 80 down to 45!
This review is from: Rosewill R519-BK - Black ATX Mid Tower Computer Case with 500W Power Supply
Pros: Price, PSU, Several expansion bays, CPU "funnel" to move heat
Cons: Front USB ports upside down, No cord management, Looks cheap
Other Thoughts: For the price, this case/psu combo is fine. It's nothing impressive, but it is everything it's advertised to be.READ FULL REVIEW
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