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Pros: -Better than the bulldozer
-came with a pre-unlocked core
-it actually has good hyper threading support
-It came in a nice metalic box that can be used for storage
-It may be the thermal compound, but this thing runs cool and yes that's with the stock fan.
-It was easier to install than I thought. It's hard to explain to people who have never build a rig before, put when you lower it down and the pins line up, you'll get a feeling that you've installed it right you'll feel it in the socket and in your gut.
-Price was right!
Cons: I Had to use the stock fan instead of one i bought but of well.
But considering that it's not that big of a con, please Read the other section and you'll find that this isn't even a pebble on the beech since my rig has surprised even me.
Other Thoughts: My last Computer had an AMD CPU, which influenced my decision to buy the 8350 FX. I always had great experiences with AMD products so it was only a natural choice.
Also consider this: with the right combination of parts, you can build an AMD Rig and take on an Intel rig. Trust me I did it last week in Borderlands 2 and in WolfTeam. Me and a friend entered a friendly compitition to see who had the better Rig. He had the Intel i7-3970X and ATI graphics and my AMD rig beat his, proving him that although this was my first build, I had built the better gaming rig. We were NOT overclocking either.
My computer specs:
Name: The Torrent
CPU: AMD 8350
RAM: 32 GB
O/S: Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
Case: Zalman Z-11+
# of Fans: 6 case fans installed; Case supports up to seven
Graphics cards/ Graphics set up: 2 Way SLI Nvidia GTW 670 LE FTW
Direct X version: directX 11
SDD Memory: 512 GB
HDD memory: 3TB
CD/DVD bays: LITE-ON Black Blu-Ray, lightscribe 3D playback 12X BD-ROM 16X DVD-ROM 2 MB Cache
So now not only does my friend have to live with the fact that and AMD Rig beat his, but he now has to live with that fact that a guild built the rig and the same girl beat him twice in two different games.
It's not how one processor beats the other, but how well the CPU works with other parts to beat different CPU brand rig.
This review is from: Vantec NexStar SE MRK-525CRU2 Dual 2.5" SATA 6Gb/s SSD/HDD Mobile Rack with All-In-One Memory Card Reader & USB 2.0 Ports, SATA III ready (Supports 7, 9.5, 12.5, 15mm height SSD/HDD)
Pros: -has all these different Card reader ports
-Two bays for SSDs. I use one of them for my SSD that holds my O/S
-nice filler slot-Activity light color matches my Build's color theme.
Cons: The Activity lights are BRIGHT! The HDD/SSD bay activity lights are really really bright, especially at night.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: NVIDIA Gift Game Borderlands 2
Pros: -Free Game
-Available as a Steam download.
-works best with an SLI set up
Cons: a bit of a run around to redeem the code. No one tells you what to do to actually redeem the code and it wasn't until I redeemed my code that i found out that you get your game on Steam, so please see other to find out how the redemption process works for Borderlands 2.
Other Thoughts: What you have to do it redeem the code on the Geforece site the card tells you to redeem on. after redeeming the card, Nvidia sends you a Steam Game activation code in an e-mail. use the code you get in your e-mail on steam to finish redeeming your code
Then open your Steam Client, go to games then Activate a product on steam. Use the code NVida sent you in the e-mail and Steam will active your copy of Borderlands 2 and you can then download your redeemed game on steam.