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AMD FX-8320 Vishera 8-Core 3.5 GHz (4.0 GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 125W FD8320FRHKBOX Desktop Processor
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: This is a processor that runs very fast. I have almost no loading time at all, even when running videos on 1080P. Everything my computer is doing is very fast. I have little to no screen tearing on ultra settings in the games I have played to this point. This, in conjunction with my R9 270X graphics card, has been a pleasant experience all around. To say I am pleased with the performance I am getting out of this processor so far would be an understatement. I avoided paying $250 for a processor, but the speed I am getting out of the 8320 has left me without regrets.

Cons: This thing is loud. I am surrounded by noise anyways, so for me the noise is not really all that noticeable, but when the room is quite, you can hear this thing humming. Also, as I am sure has been mentioned, this is also a processor that is going to run hot. I would definitely recommend a CPU cooler to go with this thing.

Additionally, this is a processor that will draw more power than most of its intel counterparts do. To that end, a power supply with a little more juice may be required when going with an AMD processor like this.

Other Thoughts: For $160, this is a terrific processor. Benchmarks will make it clear that the nicer i5's out there are going to edge the 8320 in performance, but not by much. Paying $80 less for something that is close in performance is definitely the way to go if you are price conscious with your build.

D-Link Wireless AC 1200 Dual Band Adapter (DWA-182)
  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggs Good Product 06/29/2014

This review is from: D-Link Wireless AC 1200 Dual Band Adapter (DWA-182)

Pros: The most important, and perhaps impressive thing about this product is the connection speed it provides. I have had no problems whatsoever with speed since I plugged this in. I am consistently getting a 25-30 Mbps download speed and right around 4-5 Mbps upload speed with this adapter, which suits my needs just fine. Another very nice thing about this product is the USB cord extender, which allows me to position the adapter in an area where it is getting less interference. Compared to the N600 adapter from Linksys (which I returned), this thing is night and day better.

As far as adapters go, this is one that I would recommend. It is a bit more expensive than most adapters, but well worth the cost based upon performance.

Cons: I have no major complaints to report.

Other Thoughts: I went to a retail store to pick this up, and though it ran be $60, I don't regret the purchase. I have been through two $40 adapters now, and both were complete duds. If I am going to need to pay $20 to get the kind of internet connection I want for gaming, then so be it.


Michael S.'s Profile

Display Name: Michael S.

Date Joined: 05/22/14

  • Reviews: 2
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  • First Review: 06/29/14
  • Last Review: 07/03/14
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