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Pros: I decided to try out the amd line of memory due to the fact that I am an amd fanboy for processors.
Has lived up to my amd expectations. Amd hits another one out of the park.
Other Thoughts: Not the cheapest memory on the market. It looks good in the case tho and matches my msi parts for color theme =D
I upgrade roughly every 5 years, so I do quite a bit of research on longevity parts and makers. Have high expectations of amd living up to thier high stanards in other parts I have purchased from them and expect these bad boys to stand the test of time
Pros: 6 cores 95w
night and day upgrade over my am2+ 4400+ dual core
max temp of 51c on stock cooler so far averages 41-45 gaming and 9-11c idle/web browsing.
room ambient temp around 65F
Other Thoughts: wanted a low heat card and this works admirably. Have had no issues what so ever.
Not the most powerful chip out there, but it handles all my needs just fine. Great gaming budget chip if you want to be power/heat conscience and don't want a power hungry 125+w processor.
This review is from: MSI 990FXA-GD65V2 Desktop Motherboard - AMD 990FX Chipset - Socket AM3+
Pros: Runs great no issues. Msi live update utility is awesome. Makes it super easy to find software for the system and motherboard. Have had no issues running the system 20 hours most days between me and my family for 4months now.
The layout is pretty good over all. Allows for plenty of air flow with everything plugged in.
Onboard motherboard chips run on average 10-15c cooler then my old msi board(socket am2+)
Over clocking software makes it almost to easy.
Cons: Not enough to knock an egg off, but the sata port locations suck. They are underneath the end of long video cards. Just an annoyance, if you pay attention and plug in sata wires before you plug in the video card, its not really much of an issue. Just be warned or you will do what I did, and plug in the video card and have to pull it right back out.
Other Thoughts: Hopefully stands the test of time as I don't upgrade parts that often, about every 5 years or so.
Military class components!
If you are thinking about getting this, just get it. I did a lot of research and found this to be, in my opinion, the best 2 card sli setup board out there. The pci-e slow spacing really helps the top video card not generate as much additional heat as it would otherwise.
AMD Radeon™ RE1600 Entertainment Series 16gb
MSI 770 4g
antec 300 case with 2 90mm silent running in front