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This review is from: Rosewill R519-BK Black ATX Mid Tower Computer Case w/ 500W Power Supply
Pros: none - see cons
Cons: The case was ordered as part of a DIY bundle, as a christmas present to my sister, it came beat up screw-holes bent sideways and the side of the case cracked, the edges of the front would show the inside of the case. the cardboard box it was shipped in didn't seem damaged at all. I decided to call customer service (see other thoughts)
Other Thoughts: I figured I was probably given an RMA case to begin with, perhaps by accident, I called Newegg customer support and was put on hold, I opted to use the call-back feature- which in 30 minutes or so called me back, and then abruptly hung up on me as soon as I answered the phone. So I called back and somehow got through to someone. She seemed nice at first, appearing sympathetic- when I told her my problem, she offered two solutions, either keep it or pay for a second one to ship (which may or may not have gotten to me on time) while the first one was getting RMA'd.
Both of these choices would have left me without a christmas present to give, so obviously I tried to push for some sort of alternative. The customer service woman soon became berating in her demeanor, giving a demeaning speech about choices, to which I responded "Okay, but both of those choices suck, isn't there-" and was immediately cut off with loud barking. I asked to speak with her manager in which she at first promised to do, and then continued to yell at me. I had to eventually yell at her to put her manager on -in which the phone line switched to calm, holiday-oriented music.
Her manager was much easier to talk to, she offered a third option that involved newegg sending me a replacement for free, as long as I returned the original within 30 days. That sounded great until she informed me that it may not get here in time for the holiday. There was no way to get a simple refund as it was part of a newegg DIY deal. At this point, I decided that it would be best to keep it and just buy a second case at a retail store.
Pros: Can be overclocked passed the 8350 specifications, renders as fast as my Taiwanese masseuse can relieve me, and isn't too shabby for gaming as well. I would recommend this process to anyone who wants a sub 200$ beast of a processor. The stock heat sink isn't as bad as people say, and that pretty little tin can it comes in- I keep my weed in there. All in all very impressive.
Cons: Though the single core performance has been improved quite a bit, it doesn't compare to the single threaded performance of current intel processors. Though you won't notice in any real world application. The single threaded performance is much more than say the i7 980x, for example- slightly behind the sandy bridge and mucho the so the ivy bridge.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Amazing Overclocking ability with stock heatsink, I was able to get 4.4ghz without even trying, no increase in voltage, not much increase in heat as well.
Maybe it's just winter but these puppy Idle at 15c and even at full load barely break 40c. I'm very satisfied with the 8320, it competes with Ivy Bridge far more than I would have expected given how low the IPC was on Bulldozer.
Cons: Still uses pins.
Other Thoughts: for 160$, and the courage to overclock, you can get 3770k performance at half the costREAD FULL REVIEW