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MSI 990FXA-GD80 V2 AM3+ AMD 990FX + SB950 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Lots of expandability. UEFI bios. Came with 8GB memory. Good for overclocking. Rock solid stable.

Cons: non

Other Thoughts: Using 32GB of RAM and a FX-8350 @4.7GHZ. Just sidegraded from dual 6950's to a 770 GTX with plans to add another next month.

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Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Profile Desktop Memory Model BLS8G3D1609ES2LX0
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Cheap RAM. Works great in my build. Low profile

Cons: Doesn't like to OC

Other Thoughts: 8GB came free with my MSI GD80 mobo. Running 32GBs now. Paired with an FX-8350 and a 770 GTX (adding a 2nd soon).

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AMD FX-8350 Black Edition Vishera 8-Core 4.0GHz (4.2GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 125W Desktop Processor FD8350FRHKBOX
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Fast. Overclocks well. Fairly cheap. Looks like those with an AMD GCN graphics card will best the Intel offerings when using mantel.

Cons: Power draw. heat.

Other Thoughts: Running overclocked @4.7ghz under a custom watercooling loop. Wish I had GCN for mantle but with the litecoin mining craze AMD vid cards were not an option. I am running with 32GB RAM on an MSI mobo with a 770GTX.

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Bret V.'s Profile

Display Name: Bret V.

Date Joined: 10/21/07

  • Reviews: 9
  • Helpfulness: 3
  • First Review: 01/18/08
  • Last Review: 12/24/13
  • Most Favorable Review: 5 out of 5 eggs
  • Most Critical Review: 3 out of 5 eggs
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