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Pros: -- Unlocked
-- Really efficient for a two-core Processor (Quite surprised)
-- Low temps, even with the stock heatsink provided
-- For once the reviews and raves are correct
-- Socket 1150 (Lots of motherboards for this socket at amazingly low prices)
Cons: -- Doesn't perform multitasking very well, but you knew that when purchasing this Pentium G3258
-- Only two core (Again, you knew this when purchasing this unit)
Other Thoughts: I purchased this as a temporary CPU until I get my replacement i-7 4770k from Intel's warranty department. I've heard numerous positive reviews on this CPU and I needed a temporary fix until I receive my new replacement CPU from Intel. I'm quite surprised how well this little dual-core processor performs.
I am NOT an overclocker, but since it was only $70 dollars, I decided to let my Asus 5-way optimization software on my Asus z97 Maximus Hero motherboard auto-overclock it. Asus 5-way optimization overclocked it to 4.0 Ghz and the 25% performance gain was noticeable. Please do not overclock this CPU if you want to keep your warranty with Intel.
For basic computing, web surfing, and light gaming, this thing doesn't lag (granted I am using a Samsung 850 Evo SSD). I'm really happy with this purchase and entice viewers to purchase this CPU if you're on a tight budget or want a temporary fix without performance lost.
I'm planning to build a budget-minded PC with this CPU for my parents since it performs so well. I'd highly recommend people to purchase this CPU if you're on a tight budget or want bang-for-the-buck products.
Pros: --- Great price when on sale Gb per dollar
--- Well-respected namebrand in the SSD market
--- Proven performance and longevity
Cons: --- Included software has no Windows 10 support. RAPID mode is only supported with 500GB Evo Pro models and 840 models.
--- Most buyers purchase the Samsung's SSD for the software options (RAPID Mode)
Other Thoughts: I'm pretty amazed Samsung hasn't updated their own software for Windows 10. This will give their company a bad reputation for not supporting their own software.
I purchased the 850 EVO 500 Gb due to the fact that I was amazed and happy with my 256 Gb 840 EVO. Didn't realize the software would not be updated nor supported in Windows 10. A bit let down by Samsung to be honest.
Still a nice SSD for the price.
Pros: --- Great price for the storage size when on sale ($129.99)
--- Proven reliable namebrand when it comes to HDD
--- Decent speeds (see other comments)
--- Well packaged product (First HDD I've ever received from newegg that didn't come with only bubble wrap, but in a foamed box with padding & air cushions)
Cons: --- It's a mechanical hard drive, not a SSD
Other Thoughts: I have two of these drives set up as RAID 1 on a SYBA 2-port SATA3 Asmedia hardware RAID chipset. Everything works flawlessly. Used Windows bitlocker on them and everything is running fine.
Here are bencmarks for the people who like speeds:
Sequential Read: 114 MB/s
Sequential Write: 110 MB/s
Random Read: 817 IOPS
Random Write: 621 IOPS
I highly recommend this product if you're looking for extra storage at a good price range. Proven HDD namebrand.