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Pros: Very fast - a big upgrade from my old Phenom II X3.
Runs fairly cool with the stock heatsink/fan (not overclocked). Idle temps are around 32 Celsius, under load it creeps into the low to mid 40s. This is in a case with not so great airflow.
The stock fan is quieter than others I have had in the past - can barely hear it with the case open and not at all with it closed.
Other Thoughts: You can't go wrong here. Probably the best bang for your buck out there right now.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3 AM3+ AMD 990FX + SB950 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
Pros: Very solidly built. Very heavy and sturdy. Looks great.
Worked right out of the box with no issues - just had to install drivers.
Recognized my RAM and had it running at the proper frequency.
The BIOS is nice and easy to get around in. - the board was delivered as rev. 4, so I didn't have to update it.
No heat issues from what I have seen so far. Runs nice and cool.
It looks like Gigabyte addressed whatever issues others were having with earlier revisions. Not seeing any of those problems here.
Cons: Nothing warranted taking any eggs off and do not effect how this motherboard works - see other thoughts for a few things that could be a little better:
Other Thoughts: I/O shield is a bit off, but everything plugs in fine, so not a big deal.
I already had a bunch of screws, etc., but they really should include those.
If you have a giant video card, plug in your SATA cables before you install it. Kind of a pain to plug them in with a big video card already in there.
Paired with an AMD FX-6300, things are running great.
This review is from: Thermos Work Series Vacuum Insulated Beverage Bottle - 40 oz. - Gunmetal Gray
Pros: Keeps things hot/cold for a long time. Looks good. Sturdy - built to last.
Cons: The rubber parts seem to really attract dust and things, but they clean off easy; not a big deal.READ FULL REVIEW