Date Joined: 04/21/07
Pros: Used this processor in my first build, which was replacing a seven year old Dell with a 2ghz Pentium 4 (Northwood). Paired this with a Gigabyte GA-MA78GM-S2H motherboard and I am extremely happy with my new machine. I am pleased with the performance I get with this processor: it is great to be able to enable active scanning for viruses or adware and not see a massive performance hit, I also don't notice when the scheduled AVG scan starts, something which would bring my old machine to its knees. Highly recommended.
Overall Review: First ever AMD based machine that I have owned and I really like it. I am using this processor in my critical "get work done" general use machine -- web, writing, photos, e-mail, casual games, skype. Fantastic!
Pros: I love the look of this case and the fact the power button and ports on the front are up top. The case was very easy to work with and fit my microATX board without a hitch. I am very happy with this purchase
Pros: This was my first build and it went very well. I am very happy with the board which in my opinion offers quite a lot for the money with more ports and enough room for expansion. I used this for a desktop replacement -- I'm not a huge gamer and I am extremely happy with the result. I'm glad I chose this product and will look at Gigabyte again if I ever have tho opportunity to do another build.
Overall Review: Phenom X3 8750, Gigabyte GA-MA78GM-S2H, Earthwatts 380, 4 x 1GB Kingson value ram, Antec Three Hundred.
(I have not noticed the NB being very hot, speedfan reports a crazy (178f) temp3, but after running some mulitasks I touched the NB heatsink to see if that was the hot reading and it was cool, it is a rev 1.0 board...perhaps the hot NB is only in OC situations?
Pros: Very speedy, multi tasks great. This processor fit my needs and I am very happy with the purchase
Very fast delivery
Overall Review: Phenom X3 8750, Gigabyte GA-MA78GM-S2H, Earthwatts 380, 4 x 1GB Kingson value ram, Antec Three Hundred