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Pros: Read speeds were around 450 MB/s, just as advertised. A 7200 RPM drive had read speeds at just above 100 MB/s, so this SSD is around 4 time faster.
The price is good, cheaper than most other SSDs on the market.
Cons: Write speeds were much lower than 450 MB/s, but still quite a bit faster than a 7200 RPM HDD. The SSD was getting about 150 MB/s write speeds in my tests and the 7200 RPM drive was getting just shy of 100 MB/s. I took away a star for that.
Other Thoughts: This SSD works great for a boot drive as well as a good drive to hold a few games. If you do a lot of tasks that involve writing to the drive (such as video rendering) you probably should go with something faster.READ FULL REVIEW
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