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Pros Cheap Performance for price Cheap motherboards available Good for gaming
Cons Not the coolest chip Not the fastest
Summary Honestly, for most people looking to buy an entry level gaming rig with some future proofness, this is the cpu to buy. You can go intel and get the i3 anniversary, or even a non K-series i5 but then you are for one spending more money on the chip, but most likely more on the mobo. This chip runs extremely well with no hiccups so far. There is a nice cooler from Arctic cooling that is super quiet and compatible. I paired this with a cheap msi mobo with support for crossfire and sli plus usb3 and sata6, hyperx fury blacks, msi 270x 2g, xfx 650w psu, ssd and case for well under $700. Perfect for any game by todays standards and good for the short future with room for upgrades.
Pros Best bang for the buck in the market; I bought it last year and it still delivering great performance.
Cons You don't have that satisfaction that intel gives you after spending on a over-priced product; thanks to marketing and branding.
Summary If you're a gamer don't bother with anything else this has all the power you need. Invest that hard-earned money in a good GPU instead. I also needed to upgrade my wife computer who was running a athlon X2 and bought that.
Pros It works Its cheap $100 Its price/performance cannot be beat
Cons A little loud (may want to change stock processor) Not able to handle best games out there at highest settings
Summary Overall, it's been working fine so far and has only hit a maximum temperature of 54 degree celsius. I would highly recommend this cpu for a budget build and the hyper evo 212 if the noise is annoying, however I do not find it much of a problem.
Cons The packaging was very poor the processor was sitting on top of the padding and was not protected at all and i hope it works
Summary Theres a lot of padding but theres no padding on top of the CPU so if it fell it would be broken from hitting the top of the box since the pins are Very Sensitive needs more improvement with packaging
Summary If you want a low end chip to do low end things, this works great. Unless you are worried about the newest games or crunching huge numbers, this chip is A+ with the deals/sales that are available
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