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Pros: replaced my fx-4300 with this badboy and WOAH what a difference. it wasn't that i disliked my 4300 - i just needed mo powah. i work from home and wanted to give my vm's more juice and this puppy certainly did the trick! running windoze vm's in order to work on and test my company's .net apps is a breeze and if i didn't know any better i would think the vm's were the native os since they run w/o any glitches or lag.
at my prior job my desktop had an i7 in it. while the i7 was still ridic and a little superior (particularly in single threaded tasks), the cost of one doesn't seem justified. i love this proc and will continue to support amd so long as they continue to roll out hardware of this quality.
Cons: nada whey
Other Thoughts: i've seen complaints about running hot, stock fan too loud, yadayadayada blahblahblah. i have a cooler master haf case which keeps things cool most of the time. crunching a compile or deploying an app typically elevates proc temp to 49 C for a minute or two. stress-ing all 8 cores from a command line i have seen 62 C. however, day-to-day tasks typically keep my proc somewhere between 27-33 C (writing code, checking email, browsing, linux tinkering, sleeping my office chair, that kinda stuff). i'm sure if i played wow (heh...NEVER - i fart in those people's general direction) or oc-ed i'd probably invest in a water cooler. but, i'm a family man and much rather spend free time with them since my job keeps me at my keyboard around 60 hours a week.
as far as noise? i wear headphones when i'm at my desk - problem solved. plus my case has two 200mm fans and a 120. so, no that silly proc cooler doesn't come close to the amount of noise the chorus of fans do in my case - even when the proc fan hits 3000+ rpm doing a stress test. noisy computers don't bug me though as i used to sleep next to my 3com super stack II switch in college. fan hum puts me to sleep... zzzzzz.... DANG i better put my heaphones back on and get back to work!
bottom line - this proc r0xx0r my s0xx0rs
This review is from: Skque RJ45 Plugs Multifunction Tools
Pros: hasn't messed up a cable yet & I rewired my whole house using this tool.
Cons: the razor blade will bite you quite well if your not careful! I have ape hands tho so my own fault. shipping was a little pricey & took forever. but, I'm happy with it so didn't crack an egg over it.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: EZ-RJ45 Cat-5 Connectors 15-Pack
Pros: not sure why the other customer never received. mine came albeit they took longer than the avg newegg purchase (1 week). super easy to use on the cat 5e that runs through my house. easily slotted the twisted pairs into the cable. being able to push the wires all the way through the end ensured that all pairs would make the proper connection when crimped! haven't made a bad cable yet!
Cons: shipping was stupid expensive. pretty much doubled the cost & I live in the same state they shipped from. really? oh well the ends are so nice I couldn't bring myself to crack an egg...READ FULL REVIEW