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Pros: This psu is great it delivers very close to its rating. Most psu's have to be rated gold to get as close. The psu it self states it can handle 744w on the 12v rail. Fairly impressive. It includes 4 pcie express cables and an 8pin cpu power cable. Plenty of sata and molex ports as well. I've never had problems from power fluctuations. Its a single rail which is what i prefer.
Cons: Only semi-con is that the cables are braided thick. Good because its makes them more durable but bad cause it makes cable management a pain. Its not modular so even if you aren't using one of the strands your gonna have to find somewhere to stuff the unused cables. A challenge if you don't have a spacious case.
Other Thoughts: I use this with on:
fx 6300 Overclocked to 4.5ghz
2 solid state drives
2 regular hard drives
H80i water cooling kit
8 case fans, 8Gbs of memory
3 usb led strips, fan controller, dvd drive
R9 270x Gpu with slight overclock
Max wattage I've ever pulled was 425w so i got plenty of head room for upgrades. highly recommended.
Finally note, never never never ever cheap out on your power supply. You'll regret it sooner or later.
Pros: this is an update to a previous review, see cons
Cons: unfortunately after a little time with the mouse it seems to have a notable flaw. for some reason it takes an extra 1-2 seconds from the point you move the mouse when at rest till it actually moves. Its fine once your moving but if you stop using it from anyway between 15-45 seconds it happens again. I tried to see if i could get used to it but its just to annoying. I would certainly not recommend this mouse for gaming.
Other Thoughts: Despite looking great i'll likely rma this mouse for a better brand. Disappointed, at least the shipping was only a couple of days and the the 5-15 that was listed.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: BIOSTAR AMD A55MD2 Ver. 7.0 (Hudson D2) Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
Pros: This is an update to a previous review for this board (6/15/2013). Please see cons.
Cons: I realize this mobo has been out of stock for awhile and is in all likely hood discountinued at this point but i'll update review anyway. After sometime with this board I discovered that its mosfets(vrm's) are prone to overheating when under heavy cpu work load. This causes the cpu speed to be throttled down to 1.4ghz in order to cool off the board. I used this with an A10-5800k at 3.8ghz. In order to get peromance relatively stable without constant speed drops i had to run the cpu at 3.4ghz. Once i discovered what the problem was i placed heatsinks on the mosfets and it made a huge difference in performance. Before i couldn't play crysis 3 do to frame rate drops cause by the cpu. After i added the heatsinks my framerates were stable and this is with an overclock of 4.2ghz!
but despite supporting the A10 this mobo is probably best for a duo core cpu. Out of the box it doesn't seem to be able to handle a 100w cpu very well.
Other Thoughts: My original review stands as for all other aspects of this board. Its fine for a budget build with light to medium work/gaming loads. Solid board as long as you know what your walking into.READ FULL REVIEW