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Pros: Size 24", 2ms GTG, Resolution upto 1080P, DVI, HDMI, VGA, and Headphone outputs. It also has a TN Panel and VESA 100 x 100 Wall Mount. Good value for the price I paid.
Cons: Back Plate where the power connector plugs in, specifically, is flimsy, I deducted 1 Egg because of this. A work around is attach the DVI connector, making sure to screw it in even if you don't use DVI, and hold it firmly while you plug in the Power Connector. Other than that, this is a solid Monitor for the price.
Other Thoughts: I bought mine on sale and so far all is well, no dead pixels or screen issues. It's a 60 Hrz Monitor with 2ms GTG and if you are a gamer that is what you want for gaming. Of course you could spend twice the money for a 1ms so you do get what you pay for. This monitor is quick and web pages pop. If you are a photo editor or deal with Colors in any way, a TN Monitor may not be your best option. The Basal is a bit wide, 17mm or just under 3/4" is a bit wide for a multiple monitor set up but it is workable as most any monitor will have some sort of border.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: 8 Cores *if you consider 2 cores sharing a single FPU* but only seen as a 4 Core CPU because of the shared FPU a PRO.
Good Multitasking compared to an i3 or i5ish.
Can Air Cool with after market cooler or water cooling for a more silent running machine.
Price for what it does
Performance is average
Cons: Wow, where to begin? I waited almost a year before I posted this as my purchase was Black Friday, 2014, and I wanted to be sure before I made
this post that what I was going to say would be useful to you.
Bad IPC, or single core processing, noticeably lower than the FX 4350 so what does this mean?
Well, in gaming for example it is actually slower than the FX 4350 or not faster so if you own the FX 4350 don't waste your money to upgrade.
Granted while streaming and gaming at the same time the FX 8350 edges out but not by much. Many have said the FX 8350 does a bit better at
streaming than an i7 but what they fail to do is reduce the superior settings of their graphics card to match the AMD CPU, so basically they are
using the i7 to stream at MAX SETTINGS and GAME AT MAX SETTINGS where as the AMD FX 8350 CAN NOT DO that due to bottleneck issues.
I am very disappointed with AMD as I've been a BLIND FANBOY for over 2 decades now but my eyes are WIDE OPEN TODAY, 2015, as this AMD FX 8350 was
the proverbial straw to BREAK THIS CAMELS BACK. 20 years ago AMD did RULE but today, 2015, Intel RULES with the i7 because AMD is not even in the
same universe right now. AMD FX CPU's still don't know what PCIe 3.0 is and there is NO PLAN to update this, shame on you AMD. I will give you
that the FX 990 Chip set can handle two PCIe 2.0 lanes at 16X while Intel can only handle a single PCIe lane at 3.0 @ 16X but all things
considered that requires TWO VIDEO CARDS to compete against a single video card for Intel. Worse yet when you run SLI or Crossfire on an AMD FX
CPU you run the risk of the CPU causing the bottleneck and that is NOT GOOD. AMD APU or Accelerated Processing Units know what PCIe 3.0 is, so I
know AMD has the TECH they just refuse to UPDATE the FX CPU Line; again I say SHAME ON YOUR AMD...
HOT HOT HOT HOT oh and did I mention this CPU runs HOT. I water cool my FX 8350 with a D5 Pump and two Rads, a 240 and 360 both in push pull
config and since I don't OC I can keep my CPU around 28C, give or take, and about 32ish while full load. If I OC'd I am sure it would run about
mid 40's running at 4.8 or possibly 5 GHz. Running hot is not a bad thing, it is just part of AMD and how they use power management.
Like everything in life YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR so needless to say if you are a bargain shopper then AMD is for you but if you want RESULTS then
consider Intel, med to high end, and you will be happy. I am not a bargain shopper and until I bought this FX CPU I never dreamed I'd consider
owning an Intel CPU, but I say again, YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR.
AMD FX CPU's are being phased out and replaced with the AMD APU Line of low end budget gaming CPU's and I must say I have ZERO FAITH in the new
Other Thoughts: In closing I just want to express, in case you missed it, how disappointed I am with AMD FX CPU's and how I, personally, and done with AMD CPU's,
or ANYTHING AMD, as a whole.
About 5 years ago I upgraded to the FX 4350 and I admit I was pleased, all things considered. In 2012 I did more upgrades to include the Nvidia
GTX 680 4GB OC Version from Gigabyte and again I was pleased. Now that my eyes are opened I want to change being "pleased" to say I was a "BLIND
AMD FANBOY" as I did not even consider Intel at the time for any upgrade. I did ZERO RESEARCH on Intel and I now regret that. I thought I got the
deal of the century on Black Friday 2014 only to find out that I just wasted money on a CPU that was not much faster than the one it replaced.
Then I decided to do some research and found out some disturbing things, like lower IPC and other horrifying things about the FX line. My AMD
investment over the past decade has been about a 99% waste of time, money and EFFORT, to say the least.
Don't repeat my mistake. I am so disappointed with AMD that I would rather scrap this system rather then sell it to someone else because I know
they could put their money towards an Intel Rig and be much happier. Times change and I learned that I need to change with them. I started
computing in 1986 and I am here to say Intel started things off, dropped the ball, AMD Picked up that BALL and RULED. Then not only has AMD
Dropped the BALL but they with drew from the GAME leaving AMD FANBOYS to TWIST IN THE WIND.
Do your own research and don't jump into spending money because the bottom line is this, YOU REALLY DO GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR, especially with AMD.
There is a REASON their CPU's are priced the way they are, AMD is now the BARGAIN CPU in every meaning possible and I have yet to shop a BARGAIN
that did not cost me 3 times as much in the LONG RUN. I can not stress this enough, you really do get what you pay for, ESPECIALLY from AMD.
If you only have 200 bucks to spend and you need an upgrade, maybe, but really think about this. If you have Bill Gates Money than you won't even
consider AMD for ANYTHING for ANY REASON what so ever. I suggest you save more and go with an Intel Brand CPU. Do your research because Intel is
not easy to work with but with Intel YOU HAVE OPTIONS, so research them all.
All things considered the FX 8350 is in the price range of a low end i5 but the FX 8350 is OUT PERFORMED by an i3 in most categories. That being
said most of us will be very pleased with the i5 something rather than HIGH END AMD. For the few of us that demand ALL from our PC's than the
HIGH END i7 is the ONLY OPTION.
AMD offers a decent CPU for the money but why drive a bike when you can afford to drive a car? If you can justify driving a bike stay with AMD.
Me, I'ma drive a car from now on...
This review is from: HooToo® HT-UH007 USB 3.0 HUB (4 Port, Bus-Powered, Built-in 1ft USB 3.0 Cable)
Pros: Great packaging, nice design and over all feel. Came with a 3' USB extension.
I can not recommend this product, if yours works, good for you...
Cons: Did not last but a few months; purchased early Jan 2014 and is now defective on 30 Apr 2014. It functions when it is not connecting and reconnecting every 15 minutes or so.
Other Thoughts: I use this with a USB 3.0 Active Extension and to diagnose which items is causing the reconnect issue I disconnected everything to see if it was the extension. Then one by one I added each item starting with my web cam and USB Microphone and lastly connected this hub alone and sure enough almost instantly the dreaded BEEP.... So just to be sure I checked everything a second time just to make sure it was this device and it was. This might be useful in a pinch if you don't really need any reliable connection but I would not put too much trust in it at all.
Worked fine for about 45 days then my computer started to beep from finding a new device. Did that 1 or 2 times a day over a period of 30 more days. As of a few days ago it reconnects 3 or 4 times an hour and that becomes annoying. It still works, it simply reconnects frequently.