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Pros: Low Cost
Decent Graphic Performance
Low Power Usage
Cons: If you want to play games in 1080p you'll want a dedicated GPU
Other Thoughts: I was building a HTPC in a original Nintendo, I just wanted to be able to play emulated Nintendo, Sega SNES and PSX games and at the last second I switched my build from a i3 to this processor as I had heard good things about the APU's. I was not let down, it plays all of those games and then some, I can play Crysis at 720p at about 45 fps (under stock 2.9ghz), great deal for what you get!
Currently OC'd to 3.3ghz and pretty darn stable (57c under Prime95 torture test) and is very stable! Great for casual gaming/not really caring about maxing out every state
This review is from: LOGISYS Computer PS350MA 350W Micro ATX Power Supply
Pros: Cheap, nice as a back up
Cons: Used this as a psu for a htpc. Turned it on today and what i believe was a capacitor blew. Sparks and everything
Other Thoughts: This was the second time I've ever seen sparks from a power supply. Only other time was with a faulty psu present in a computer I was fixing for a friend. I may have got a bad unit but it should go after 5 months.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: MASSCOOL 8WA743 92mm Long Life CPU Cooler
Pros: Runs my i5 ice cold
Not really loud
Cons: Installation wasn't that easy, it took me quite a while to get the bracket mounted on my motherboard. Although this was my first time using a fan that required a bracket so I did take my time rather than rush.
Other Thoughts: Based on reviews here this heatsink drops the temperature of pretty much any processor, I purchased this item on a whim when I built my new rig. I sometimes have issues with heat based on airflow in my house. With this heatsink combined with an Antec 900 case has had incredible results.
i5 3570k ivy bridge, 32gb ram, geforce gtx 480, 120gb ocz ssd