Joined on 06/30/06
Don't listen to the negatives others say.
Pros: It's the best AMD CPU you can buy.
Cons: None. And I mean NONE. Everything everyone else is saying simply seems unfounded. This CPU performs outstanding and after running Prime95 for about an hour, it never exceeded 61C (using Noctua NH-D15). That is a stark contrast to my Intel machine that easily passes 70C.
Overall Review: I am not a fan boy. This is my first AMD CPU. ... And I'm very impressed. The system is rock solid stable. (ASUS Crosshair V Formula Z). It's pretty hard to get good apples to apples benchmarks, but when you simply look at price per performance, this thing wins. Any worry about power consumption can be thrown out because it throttles the watts very well. I've seen it dip to <3W. It's only under full load that you will pull 200W+.
Failed after a year.
Pros: I liked the construction and design of this unit.
Cons: Instructions could have been better at which plug goes where. FYI: The pump goes to CPU_OPT (full speed) and the fan goes to CPU_FAN. As of today, 1 year later, the pump ceased to function. You could put your hand on the pump and it was hot, and the tubes were cold. :(
Overall Review: This unit wasn't really worth it. The bottom line is, if you get one of these style coolers, and run Prime95 to test it, you'd better not hit max temperatures. In my case, I never got to temperatures that were impressive partly because I have a i7 4771 which runs very hot even when not overclocked.
Only useful for ROG boards with an ROG connector.
Pros: It looks cool. It has connectors. It does stuff.
Cons: It will only work with the ROG boards that have the connector! There is only one AMD board (the Crossblade Ranger) that supports it and that's an APU board. :( Most of the Intel ROG boards have the connector. :/
Overall Review: I had to sell this because it didn't work with my Crosshair V Formula Z.
G9 is still the king.
Pros: It's very comfortable. Buttons are very logical. Has 3 thumb buttons! Free-wheel switch is easily accessible. Incredible DPI level.
Cons: Game profiles aren't the same as G9. It doesn't seem as full featured. Don't expect it to be the same. It feels a bit light and cheap compared to the G9.
Overall Review: I'm sad the G9 is no longer made. This G502 is a great mouse but it's not the best ever. That said, I'd still recommend it to anyone. It's very reminiscent of the G5 and a very well designed mouse.
Pros: Cool. Quiet. Hardly get's hot. Lives up to the hype. Performance after play testing and benchmarking is equivalent or better than my EVGA 780ti.
Cons: It's huge. I mean MEGA large. Very close tolerances in my case. If you want to Crossfire this bad boy get ready for a mother board challenge. It takes up 2 1/2+ slots, or basically 3 slots. So you can't simply plug 3 of these in. In fact I don't think there's a motherboard in existence that can crossfire these 3-way without using water cooling.