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OCZ Vertex 3 2.5
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  • neweggOwned For: more than 1 year

Pros: Follow-up review after almost a year :D

* Vertex 3 has Synchronous NAND flash that doesn't have the same compression problems asynchronous NAND has with the SandForce 2281 controller.
So you don't have to worry about NON compressible data!

*iops up to 80,000! is what makes a ssd quick

Cons: only 60GB
Stopped working 1 time and apparently needed to be disconnected from the motherboard for a while afterwards all was well!

Other Thoughts: Got the rebate promptly!

My 680i motherboard doesn't have AHCI still MUCH! faster than my Hitachi GST Deskstar 7K1000.C 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s and that never seemed slow.

No more waiting at boot!

*(edit 12.19.16 Still ROCKS! became boot drive for a10-5700k, eventually replaced by Hynix SC-308 256GB and now back as boot drive for the q6600!

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G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL
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  • neweggOwned For: more than 1 year

Pros: * 9-9-9-24 Timings
* Overclockable
* XMP profiles
* Shiny red heatsinks look awesome on a red/black motherboard!
* Works with AMD BiostarTA75MH2 FM2

Ram is 1 of the least expensive parts of your computer now!

Cons: What cons?
OK these aren't 2400Mhz or CAS 8
No AMP profiles so read the xmp and set bios accordingly.

Other Thoughts: OK these came with a Biostar FM2 MB! Unbelievable!
Still running tests to decide if I want lower latency or higher speed.
Can't actually notice a difference with either whatever the tests say.
Currently a10-5800k 4.4Ghz, ram 1866Mhz.

*(edit 12.19.16 Want lower latency? tighten the BIOS RAM timings.
1600 slow? see if your motherboard/cpu can OC .
* (Mine run at 2000mhz with BCLK adjustment)

Arrived in 1 day with regular shipping!

On a side note
Newegg customer service is beyond AWESOME!

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AMD A10-5800K Trinity Quad-Core 3.8 GHz Socket FM2 100W AD580KWOHJBOX Desktop APU (CPU + GPU) with DirectX 11 Graphic AMD Radeon HD 7660D
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  • neweggOwned For: more than 1 year

Pros: * Virtualization
* Fast
* Plays games
* No brainer all in 1

Works great out of the box with highspeed ram, sata3 SSD.
Get a after market cooler if you want to push it.
I was able to run 3 separate online games on 3 monitors with careful settings at 1 time!
Unbeatable under $120 *(edit
Makes my Q2Q look w e a k !

Wonderful cpu AND video of this calibre for around $100 at under 100Watts!
AWESOME!

Cons: There aren't really any cons for the $ you spend on this cpu
Win aero likes it!
Linux loves it!

The worst I can give it?
I'd like it to use less power so I could put it in laptops and use it for gaming.
like take it to the blue guys at 15watts :P
Unless your running on batteries the power usage is mostly negligible.

Other Thoughts: Highspeed ram and SSD will make this ROCK!
It's not an i7
However! Build a complete ROCKING! computer for the price of a cpu with the other guys
OR
A powerful home dvr with mythtv or security with zoneminder

(Edit 12.19.16 Still running strong! Overclockers, Raise the BCLK a little and CPU/RAM will sing!)

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Krystal B.'s Profile

Display Name: Krystal B.

Date Joined: 09/24/08

  • Reviews: 19
  • Helpfulness: 16
  • First Review: 08/06/09
  • Last Review: 12/19/16
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