Joined on 02/18/15
Gorgeous, Easy to Install, on board software saves so much time.
Pros: -pre installed software and smart bios is literally effortless to set up -supports 32GB Ram at OCer speeds (I only run 1600 since I don't OC) -very good looking MOBO if you have side windows -SLI/XFire support with adapter included -screw stickers and extra hardware included
Cons: - you can't lick it doesn't/doesn't taste as good as it looks -I asked it to marry me and it wouldn't respond. A bit stuck up IMO
Overall Review: I would definitely recommend. I bought this with an FX 8370 with the wraith cooler, 32 GB Gskill 1600 mhz RAM, and put it in my custom case with my GTX 960. Other than having to reinstall my OS It was painless to install all the new goodies. The smart set up features for this motherboard made it foolproof and painless.
Failed within a year, only used for streaming pc in office. RMA process a joke.
Pros: -Worked well at first for simple tasks -Pretty quiet
Cons: -Not meant for modern gaming on any setting -Longevity was a disappointment -RMA process is a joke, keep the money
Overall Review: I like AMD CPU's but I was never a huge fan of their GPU's. I have had two different ones fail now in the past 18 months, while the whole families GT's are still running strong. This specific PC was an all AMD build with a custom AMD case, but I think I'm just going to stick with Nvidia's gt 9xx-10xx series. This card would do as a cheap filler while you save up for a better one, but beyond that I wouldn't recommend as there is probably better options.
Wraith cooler actually tames this beast! So fast even stock.
Pros: - No OCing needed for blazing speed - Included cooler really keeps her cool, and fan looks easy to swap out should I ever need to - If compatible with your specific motherboard it is super simple to install, and unlock cores if needed (On most modern BIOS systems at least)
Cons: - 125w cpu so make sure your mother board supports it. - AMD light on Wraith cooler faces the exhaust fan where no one will ever see it even through the window.
Overall Review: -would absolutely recommend. The beast of the FX series -would definitely purchase again, though I hope I don't have too since I don't OC.
Upgrading from a GTX 550TI
Pros: Painless driver installation, and stays super cool no matter what I put it through. Graphics are much more rich and I can crank the setting to max on any game with no frame drops. I am running this card exactly as it came with no alterations and it still runs 20+ degrees cooler.
Cons: I have to enter something here. Ummm. If you have anything besides a full tower case you might run into issues with the cards size. I had no problems.