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This review is from: AMD FX-8120 Zambezi 8-Core 3.1 GHz Socket AM3+ 125W FD8120FRGUBOX Desktop Processor
Pros: Fantastic power!!
Unlocked out of the box!!
Cons: Are you kidding me? There ain't no cons!
Other Thoughts: I became an AMD fan after I bought my first CPU (a 486-66 that powered a Win 3.1 system) because I liked the performance AND the price. Intel may make a lot more money (as evidenced by the number of ads it runs on TV), but it has always lagged behind on technology, innovation, performance and pricing.
As long as AMD keeps making a great product, they'll always be in the game because computer literate recommendations beat TV commercials any day.
Pros: Lots of power.
Lots of options.
Lots of cables.
Other Thoughts: The last power supply I bought was a PC Power and Cooling model ATX350 (yes, that was several years ago). That thing is solid and reliable (it's still kicking in a Win XP system), but it is LOUD.
After I assembled my new Win 7 system and turned it on, I had to put my ear next to the case to see if the power supply was on because the CM 700M is whisper quiet.
I also like the multiple power outlets and the variety of cables that come with the unit. You can power anything from the latest SATA devices to an old 3.5 floppy drive.
Pros: Nice styling.
Sturdy and solid.
Other Thoughts: The large plastic port is a nice touch (especially when you turn on the LED lights on the fans), but what I really like about this case is that it's got plenty of room for lots of drives and accessories and it's got top-front USB, SATA, earphone and mic inputs.
CM guys did a good job of ergonomic design on this case.