Date Joined: 12/15/08
Pros: - Good quality packaging
- Unit and parts had no scratches or dents
- All components worked out of the box
Cons: - Very disappointed the controller is the old generation that doesn't contain the 3.5mm headphone jack. This was not advertised so docking an egg.
Overall Review: Getting this refurb special along with the $22 1 year warranty is still about $75 cheaper than buying a new $350 bundle anywhere else. With the warranty including replacement options, this seems like one of the best deals around.
Pros: Board has been working great. Paired with A10 6800k, 8GB 2100MHz Gskill, Thermaltake 600w, and a 1Tb Seagate SSHD.
Cons: BIOS can be tricky to update - included software is a little sketchy.
Pros: Boots wicked fast.
Cons: It's not ALL ssd?
Pros: - Worked great out of the box
- GREAT price with the rebate
Cons: - Still haven't received my rebate
Pros: - Worked great out of the box // all memory recognized
- Looks good
Overall Review: Combined this with the AMD A10 6800k for a mid-range gaming rig and works beautifully togeher.
Pros: - Got a great price (125) with free shipping
- Worked perfectly out of the box
- Handle's games amazingly (See Other Thoughts)
- Runs great under Windows 8.1 as well as Linux Mint/Ubuntu
Cons: - Can run a little warm, but that's expected
Overall Review: I bought this for a budget gaming system and.. wow! This APU peforms way better than I anticipated. I was originally planning on saving up for a dedicated GPU as soon as possible, but now I can take my time because this thing rocks.
I was able to play Batman Arkham Asylum on High settings without a hiccup. I wasn't running a fps monitor, but it was definitely higher than 30 and looked amazing.
If you're going to rely on this for gaming, be sure to buy fast RAM. I got 2133Mhz G.Skill and am very happy with the results.