Joined on 11/23/12
Just as good as the 8320
Pros: -Good price compared to Intel i7 and i5 -Really fast performance -Great for gaming
Cons: -High power consumption -Stock cooler is awful
Overall Review: I've had the 8320 for years, finally gigabyte motherboard crapped out, so i bought an MSI motherboard and this cpu as a combo. Runs great, currently I am not overclocking due to the need for new water cooling. My 3 year old H60 still running well enough for now on stock clock. This CPU doesn't even hiccup on nearly all the PC games i play, which consists of a lot of mmo's and a few. Not as fast and efficient as an i7 but you certainly get your money's worth. Works great with video transcoding too, i can tell not quite as fast as the i7 for video transcoding, but still better than i5 in my opinion. Really love this CPU. Current build: MSI 990FXA-GD65V2 AMD FX-8350 Corsair H60 Water cooling G Skill Ripjaws X 2133MHz (8GB x2) EVGA GTX 960 02G-P4-2968 2GB OCZ Arc 100 240gb Seagate STBD4000400 (4TB x2 [Raid 0]) Roswill Thor V2 White Case
Dead after 45 days - Poor Quality
Pros: Long cables Cables not bulky, nice and flexible
Cons: Poor quality - wiring end points at connection plugs coming loose and even disconnected upon further inspection. Dead after 45 days no power surge, warning sign, or anything just dead. Was used daily for around 4-8 hours a day. Was working 12 hours prior to dying.
Overall Review: Very ticked off at this product i spend over $100 on that didnt last barely over a month, this was my first Corsair power supply, and will be the last. It's also worth noting ive used Corsair water cooling before, the last one i ordered had a broken stand off that I was able to jury rig to work. Shows poor quality, will no longer support or buy Corsair until they have a better quality process.
Spontaneous Buy / Perfect Toy
Pros: Affordable, I had no idea 3d printers had were this affordable. Easy to use, I had no idea what I was getting into and I still don't, but it's fun to try.
Cons: The thermal plate has been my only complaint, my thermal plate where everything is printed onto, is a bit, uneven in certain areas. My guess is this is normal with the heating and cooling it does over and over... But it will leave some of the sides uneven in some prints, which can ruin a print if you need it perfect.
Overall Review: For me this was perfect. I didn't even know I wanted one until I saw an ad for the price, and i was like, why yes I do have $200 burning a hole in my pocket what can I buy? This has been an amazing product, I didn't know what to expect, but it meets my expectations. I could see where some parts and pieces could be higher quality, but again for the price this was perfect entry level. I'm still learning and this is a perfect entry level tool. So far the longest print has taken about 7 hours and was the Nintendo switch game holder in my pictures. Don't expect every print to come out perfect, I've had some bad prints, but I get more good than bad, and to me, that's worth it. There's plenty of YouTube videos out there for this model so don't be scared. This model is upgradeable and yet ready to go out of the box.
Used Disc for Drivers
Pros: Decent price and options
Cons: Possible issues with website drivers
Overall Review: I was panicking at first because I got Windows 10 installed, but I left every setting in the bios on auto and defaults (for my SATA ports it defaults to ACHI, instead of raid). I needed to add my extra hard drives that I run in Raid-0. I first went to the manufacturer website to get the driver's but I kept crashing and had to revert every time. Finally after a last ditch effort I used the driver's included on the included disc with the mobo, noticed they were a different revision, and it works flawlessly. This is my first build since my AM3+ 8350 FX series. So it's a massive upgrade.
So far, so good
Pros: Hi performance Not too pricey Comes with cloning software (as Download) Comes with 3.5" Adapter
Cons: Can't monitor temperature of drive via program Although it comes with software, the fact you have to download it is a negative in my opinion, this should be on a disc; also it's the 2013 version of Acronis, should expect a newer version
Overall Review: Under Crystal Disc Here are my Stats after many updates (not a new install of Windows): ........................Read..........Write Seq................417.9..........455.2 512k..............371.6..........430.9 4k....................25.46...........92.58 4KQD32........186.8...........161.6 Be sure to run under AHCI mode, otherwise you won't get over 300MB/s in Seq. Hopefully another review after more time has passed, this has been installed only a week.