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Pros: Good RAM good price.
Cons: Out of the box it runs at 1333Mhz, it is able to run at 1600Mhz without a problem. Just go into your BIOS and overclock it to 1600Mhz.
Other Thoughts: I thought the coolers were going to look pretty dumb, but when it's in your case you only can see the top and it doesn't look too bad.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: Has everything you'll need for a good price. 990FX is AMDs best chipset at the moment. It also looks great, it's a good pick for people who want a case with a window.
Cons: Only 2 16x PCIe ports and no PCIe 3.0 (this is a problem with the chiset and not just this board). This isn't a problem for most people because a graphics card in 4x PCIe 2.0 will only have a performance drop of less than 5%, but people who want to do 3 way crossfire with AMDs new bridge-less cards might not get as much performance as they could.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: 8 cores allows for many programs to run at once with minimal performance hit. This CPU is great for video rendering and live streaming as well as gaming.
Cons: Single threaded performance is somewhat low (much lower than any of the Intel CPUs)
There is only 4 floating point units. This isn't much of a problem in most applications, but might cause lower performance in some programs.
Other Thoughts: I have this CPU paired with an R9 290 graphics card and there is zero bottlenecking while gaming. You can have many programs running in the background and see almost zero change in gaming performance.READ FULL REVIEW