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Pros: Very quick, single thread performance is up there with the i5's and i7's. Runs cool.
Cons: Can't overclock. Intel's really annoying with this whole K and non-K thing, and the i3's would be dynamite if they were just unlocked.
Other Thoughts: This processor is really all you need for gaming. Single thread performance is basically equivalent to Intel's higher end, and games just aren't that multithreaded yet. I'd take this over an equivalently-priced AMD any day, especially if you don't plan on overclocking.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: NZXT Tempest 210 CA-TP210-01 Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Pros: Attractive, easy access and cable management, GREAT airflow, nearly silent.
Cons: Cables for the fans are a little short, required some rerouting to get to the mobo hookups
Other Thoughts: I was blown away buy this case. It's inexpensive, yet well-constructed and sexy. The airflow is amazing; I'm terrible at cable management, but I can still feel a breeze when I hold my hand up to any of the many air vents. The fans are whisper quiet; I added another fan to the front, but actually quit using it immediately because it was so loud compared to these fans, and was totally unnecessary given the airflow.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Great BIOS interface, options for literally EVERYTHING (that's the point of Z87), runs reliably, attractive motherboard.
Cons: Documentation is ugly, definitely required some squinting to figure out where all the major ports were. Some of the fan hookups were inconveniently placed relative to my case/power supply.
Other Thoughts: Awesome buy for the money, Asrock put much fancier features in a cheaper (for the chipset) motherboard. If you want Z87, definitely go for this.READ FULL REVIEW