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Pros: It might last you a month. It might last you longer, it may last you shorter, but you better hope it breaks down when you still have Newegg to back you up, because dealing with ASRock will get you as far as the chair you're currently sitting on.
Cons: Where to begin. First of all I had a 6300 in this thing which has a TDP (total design power) of 95w. Now this thing can handle (look on the website @ the CPU list) CPU's with 125w TDP. So when the VRM's died just 44 days of use (All stock and no overclock) I figured ok lets give ASRock a call and RMA this thing and get one that works. So about a month later, and yes it DOES take that long, I get the board back. Oh noes, it doesn't POST. What a shocker....
Other Thoughts: Ok, so the people on the phones for ASRock America sound like they don't want to be there OR help you. It'll take a week or more just to get an RMA# out of them. After that you'll have to send it out, which they'll at least pay for, and then play the waiting game until they feel like giving some other piece of poop to you. Again then you'll have to wait for them to actually send it, then wait for delivery. My experience, I've waited about a month for ANOTHER defective board...READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Ok, 3.5-4.1Ghz is nothing to sneeze at. This is fast even at stock settings and only a 95w TDP is great for overclocking. Six physical cores are great when heavily multitasking as well.
Cons: Heat sink is basically an aluminum box with a fan on it and some TIM spread on the bottom. Why is this heat sink different than the one I got in my 8350? At least that one had copper pipes and contact plate. I know it's only 95w TDP and not 125 but c'mon AMD if you're gonna give people the good stuff on CPU's that you KNOW we're going to mod and get aftermarket coolers for, at least use the same good parts on the lower end products that most consumers just want to throw together and have work at stock. And for that I'll dock you an egg.
Other Thoughts: Ok, so I've had this CPU for a while and it's been running great. It's in my wife's gaming tower, still stock, running 2 R7 260x's in a CFX with it. It's never given her any trouble, with a SSD in there everything comes up almost instantly. I did however hate the cooler that came with it. My 8350 is water cooled (H110) so I put the stock cooler from that on hers and it runs at good temps. Get on the ball with the quality of your cooling solutions AMD...READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: No Dead Sticks!! XoD XMP picked up the 8-9-9-24 profile right away (although the default was set to 1600, switched it to 1866 and there it was!!
Other Thoughts: This is great quality RAM that DOES overclock well (just feed it some more juice) and for the $ you really can't go wrong.READ FULL REVIEW