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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 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggs Probably overkill, but cheap compared to Intel 09/27/2013

This review is from: AMD FX-8350 Black Edition Vishera 8-Core 4.0GHz (4.2GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 125W Desktop Processor FD8350FRHKBOX

Pros: Speed: Seems to have a snappy response, though I don't do a lot of processor intensive tasks (mostly gaming, where just about any quad core will do the trick), bought an 8 core due to the small price difference, and to try future proofing my rig a bit (I don't really want to buy "more" computer for a while, and certainly don't want the hassle of plugging in a new processor)

Price: Pretty sure you can't do better than AMD at price in any given bracket of performance. I paid about 125 for a quad core 925 almost 3 years ago, so 200 for an 8 core that has a 4.2 clock vs 2.8 is definitely nice.

Cons: Nothing so far, I didn't use the stock cooling in the box, so I wouldn't know if it "runs hot".

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ADATA Premier Pro SP900 ASP900S3-64GM-C 2.5
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Just about the right size for a drive dedicated to running an OS on

Ran more or less out of the box, didn't have to jump through many hoops to get this up and going.

Respectably fast.

Cons: Was a little wary about buying from this company, wasn't familiar with them, or their products. The "speed" of this drive does not seem nearly as dramatic as the corsair drive I bought, and the corsair drive has a better gigabyte to price ratio (2 dollars for 2.5 gigs, where this you are paying more than a dollar per gigabyte)

Other Thoughts: If you are using this for Windows 7, be sure to turn page file off, or move it to another drive. I had failed to do this, and Windows managed to gobble up everything on the drive, and started to slow down dramatically. What Windows could possibly be doing with a 15-18 gig page file when nothing is open, is anyone's guess. (This is WITH 16 gigs of ram available for Windows to use)

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GIGABYTE GV-R797OC-3GD Radeon HD 7970 3GB 384-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Fast: I'm really doubting that I /can/ throw too much at this card. Going from an overclocked 5850(Which was a darn good workhorse for the ~130 I bought it for), to this was not /dramatic/, but the performance is definitely recognizable, and I don't need to worry about settings in some of the newer games at all.

Cons: Not much, would have probably liked to catch it with the price a little bit lower, but I'll live.

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Display Name: Brandon S.

Date Joined: 04/21/11

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  • First Review: 09/27/13
  • Last Review: 09/27/13
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