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Pros Great overclocker! Easy installation, no issues.
Cons B2 stepping apparently had a defect (though I had no issues). ASUS replaced my board with B3- easy and fast.
Summary Shortly after ordering this combo, I started seeing posts on various forums about issues people were having with RAM, drives, SATA ports, etc. and I started to worry. Once the board and chip arrived I figured what the heck and swapped out my current MB/CPU. Once everything was installed I hit the button and everything powered up, went into the new UEFI BIOS to have a look around and check that my OS drive was detected and installed Windows 7.
From that point on everything worked flawlessly. I even questioned bothering with the B3 exchange since it worked so goo, afraid I'd have troubles with the replacement board but that wasn't the case. I simply swapped the boards, Windows detected the new hardware and needed to be validated. No issues with B2 or B3... guess I'm either lucky or not using odd hardware.
Summary Very good deal, perfect for any gamer overclock or stock. Asus warranty is always good (in most case) and like I said 200$ CPU that beat most 300$ and that overclock just by looking at it, they made it so easy.
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