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Jacek C.

Jacek C.

Joined on 02/06/06

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Solid CPU - Great Bang for Buck

AMD Phenom X3 8750 Black Edition - Phenom X3 Toliman Triple-Core 2.4 GHz Socket AM2+ 95W Processor - HD875ZWCGHBOX
AMD Phenom X3 8750 Black Edition - Phenom X3 Toliman Triple-Core 2.4 GHz Socket AM2+ 95W Processor - HD875ZWCGHBOX

Pros: Three cores seems to be a great compromise between two and four. There does seem to be an advantage over two, and I am not sure anyone uses four to much benefit. I OC'd it to 2.8 just using the multiplier and it runs very cool and stable (idles at 32C and after three or so hours at 100% on all cores it gets up to about 45C and seems to level off. All that on the stock cooler on a GIGABYTE GA-MA790GP-DS4H. Scores better than my E6850 which is still considerably more expensive.

Cons: If I had to find one it would be the 95W.

Overall Review: I did get it over 2.8ghz, but it actually lost some performance on benchmarks. Probably need so more power at that point and I try not to mess with voltage. People complain about the stock cooler but do you ever really get a good one with the processor. The cooler is plenty for those that don't plan on a lot of tweeking.

10/29/2008

Solid - As Advertised

Crucial Ballistix 2GB (2 x 1GB) DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model BL2KIT12864AA80A
Crucial Ballistix 2GB (2 x 1GB) DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model BL2KIT12864AA80A

Pros: Runs as advertised. Plugged it in and forgot about it. Have used crucial for 8 years without a problem.

Cons: None

10/29/2008

Solid - As Advertised

Crucial Ballistix 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model BL2KIT25664AA80A
Crucial Ballistix 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model BL2KIT25664AA80A

Pros: Runs as advertised. Plugged it in and forgot about it. No problems.

Cons: None

10/29/2008

Top of the line

Thermaltake Toughpower W0128RU 650 W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready Modular Active PFC Power Supply
Thermaltake Toughpower W0128RU 650 W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready Modular Active PFC Power Supply

Pros: I love the modular cables feature, runs very quiet, plenty of connection options

Cons: None

10/21/2008

Not Bad

GIGABYTE GA-MA790GP-DS4H AM2+/AM2 AMD 790GX HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard
GIGABYTE GA-MA790GP-DS4H AM2+/AM2 AMD 790GX HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard

Pros: Plenty of connection options, and room for upgrades (6 SATA - 8 USB - 2 PCI - 3 PCI-E x1 - 2 PCI-E 2.0). Integrated graphics are great considering they are integrated, though probably minimal for any gamers. Everything installed trouble free.

Cons: Can not connect dual VGA (d-sub) monitors to integrated graphics, so I will be buying a graphics card anyway. Both fan connectors are on the front end of the board so the wire from my rear fan has to run all the way across the board.

Overall Review: DVI-I connection would have been preferred to DVI-D

10/21/2008