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This review is from: AMD 760K Richland Quad-Core 3.8GHz Socket FM2 100W Desktop Processor AD760KWOHLBOX
Pros: + Extreme overclock ability
+ Great architecture; doesn't bottleneck with mid-tier and some upper-mid-tier graphics cards
+ Stock heatsink can be loud at times but it's very decent if you have great cooling in your case; I only reached 64 Celsius at 4GHz OC but it still varies based on what you're actually doing. Stock heatsinks are meant to be replaceable but very usable and this is a good balance.
+ Great buy for the money; it benches near the haswell i3 and it's only $90 NOT on sale
Cons: - A little less stable when overclocked; a custom cpu cooler is pretty much required 4.1 or above in heavy usage or you'll have to listen to the stock fan yell at you. If you're going to overclock, you won't notice a difference in performance unless you have something like an h100i and come near the range of 5ghz and even then, it's only a big improvement on benchmarks
- FM2 socket type; while this processor saved me from having to buy a new mobo, the FM2 socket type should be avoided unless you are on an extremely tight gaming budget and don't plan on upgrading
- Get a high end mobo or you could tear yours up; this CPU can start some serious heat and damage cheap motherboards when overclocked
Other Thoughts: This CPU will run just about every game (Battlefield 4, specifically) on high at a solid (or rough) 60fps (down to 45-50 usually when recording) and other games (Just Cause 2, for instance) at maximum settings at a very solid 60fps. For gamers who don't care much for framerate, [near] maximum settings on games such as Crysis will still bring you a satisfying 30 to 50fps.
For the money, this buy should be highly considered. However, unless you are on a tight budget, I would suggest going the AM3+ rout and buying an FX processor. While currently some may not provide the best bang for your buck, the AM3+ line will offer higher end processors years down the road for cheap upgrading. If you do decide to go the AM3+ rout, be sure that you have a mobo with a 990FX (and SB950) chipset.
This review is from: Fractal Design Define R4 with Window Titanium Grey Silent ATX Mid Tower Case
Pros: +Tons of flexibility
+Great cooling options
+Plenty of room to fit just about anything
+High quality materials
Cons: -A slight bit on the big side but it's a compromise
Other Thoughts: When mine shipped in it was absurdly hard to remove the sidepanel. Not thinking, I kept the case and half a year later realized that the case is flawed. There are actually shipping damages that were done to this side of the front panel and the metal on the top is uneven, causing it to bend down. Because of this, it makes the left sidepanel extremely hard to put on and off and also looks slightly crooked. The back panel is WAY easier to remove. After having someone help me prove this theory, I put the sidepanel on while they forced the metal of the top of the case up and the sidepanel went on with ease. My case is flawed and Newegg will likely not replace it this late in the game. While I am very disappointed, I know that I can't fully trust Newegg anymore after this and another product I purchased were damaged. Oh, and the case ships in very nice packaging so it is very obvious that it was not the shipping process. I'm not fully sure what happened but if it could be replaced, I would be amazed.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Turtle Beach X12 XBOX 360 Headset
Pros: - Adjustable bass
- Xbox 360 & PC Compatible
- Amazing bass and sound quality
- Amazing mic quality
Cons: - Non-replacable mic
- Requires USB Power
Other Thoughts: This is my second x12 and neither have lasted more than almost a year and a half before the mic had problems and stopped working. I would recommend looking elsewhere. Unless you can avoid moving the mic cable every so often, this might last you. I treated both headsets very well and did not adjust the microphone cable very often and not very much, yet it died twice on me. Aside from this, I have numerous friends who have always reminded me of their similar situations.
(I did not make either purchase on Newegg; I am just an active Newegg user)