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AMD FX-8300 Vishera 8-Core Socket AM3+ 95W FD8300WMHKBOX Desktop Processor
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5 out of 5 eggs Great Product, Unbelievable price. 03/29/2016

This review is from: AMD FX-8300 Vishera 8-Core Socket AM3+ 95W FD8300WMHKBOX Desktop Processor

Pros: Caught this on sale last week for $99. It has ended up replacing my old 125 watt 8320 that I sold to a friend. This cpu is only 200 megahertz slower that my old cpu but runs on 95 watts. Plays games, compresses video with handbrake, and cruises the net. Oh, and it's unlocked so if I want I can overclock it. $99 for 8 cores is just crazy value from AMD. Intel can't touch the performance for price in this cpu.

Cons: Not much of a con but the included cooler is barely adequate.. And the AM3+ socket is pretty much a dead end since AMD is introducing AM4 in a few months. But if that doesn't bother you this cpu is a great value.

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2133 (PC3 17000) Desktop Memory Model F3-2133C10D-8GXM
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Pros: Ran at 1866

Cons: In my earlier review I noted that I bought 16G of this memory(4x4G) Two of the sticks refused to run faster than 1866 regardless of what I did. I contacted the Manufacturer and was provided information to allow me to tweak voltages in an effort to get it to run at advertised speed. It refused to run above 1866. The other two sticks ran at 2133 but I had numerous crashes. I realize as a Manufacturer you are trying to do damage control when some one gives you a bad review on your product but I have been playing with computers since the TRS-80 and building them for many years and this is the first time I couldn't get memory to run at the advertised speed. Funny how all my problems went away when I changed to a higher priced brand of memory.

CORSAIR Vengeance Pro 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2400 (PC3 19200) Desktop Memory Model CMY8GX3M2A2400C11R
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Put it in my board and it runs stable at 2400.

Cons: A bit pricey.

Other Thoughts: Never had a return with any Corsair product.That's why I was willing to pay the some what higher price.


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Display Name: Gregory R.

Date Joined: 11/30/13

  • Reviews: 5
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  • First Review: 03/07/14
  • Last Review: 03/29/16
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