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

Pros: Good stock core speed
Good use of cores

Cons: Runs HOT
Stock cooler does not suffice for proper cooling

Other Thoughts: for some reason, the CPU I received had gouges and scratches on the surface.

Will be lapping the surface here soon.

Would like to see better CS from AMD.

CORSAIR Hydro Series H100i Extreme Performance Water/Liquid CPU Cooler. 240mm
  • Owned For: less than 1 day

2 out of 5 eggs Shotty quality control 07/06/2014

This review is from: CORSAIR Hydro Series H100i Extreme Performance Water/Liquid CPU Cooler. 240mm

Pros: none

Cons: Loud, Annoying to fit, mounting the water block is a pain..

Other Thoughts: When I took mine fresh out of the box, was impressed by the craftsmanship of the tubing and water block.

Upon further inspection, I noticed gouges/scratches in the copper block.

Worried, I continued to look at the radiator and noticed MULTIPLE light spots where the paint wasn't applied thick enough.

Mounted the block and ran some tests with Prime95 at STOCK core speed, temps exceeded the max 62C on my 8350. Mounted my older H60 and found temps stayed at a comfortable 50C at 100% load.

Will definitely be contacting Corsair.

SAPPHIRE 100364TXSR Radeon R9 270X 2GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: - Keeps cool at high load
- Most games at Ultra High settings
- Overclocks easily
- Runs quietly

Cons: - Massive card (heavy / long)
- Obstructs water cooling route
- Size of the card makes it hard to x-fire

Other Thoughts: Besides the size of the card, I have no major issues with this thing. It looks like a beast and runs like one.


John g.'s Profile

Display Name: John g.

Date Joined: 02/15/12

  • Reviews: 4
  • Helpfulness: 3
  • First Review: 05/12/13
  • Last Review: 07/06/14
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