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Joshua L.

Joshua L.

Joined on 08/01/12

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AMD FX-8350 Black Edition Vishera 8-Core 4.0 GHz (4.2 GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 125W FD8350FRHKBOX Desktop Processor
AMD FX-8350 Black Edition Vishera 8-Core 4.0 GHz (4.2 GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 125W FD8350FRHKBOX Desktop Processor

Pros: I was itching to build another rig and wanted to try AMD. I originally had a i5-2400 and had no complaints what so ever. Once I built this rig, I noticed that I was able to run multiple programs at once with no problem. I decided to test out some games with Chrome, FRAPs, Task Manager, Origin, and CPU-Z all only. I played Battlefield 3 and both set ups topped out at 60+FPS. Next I tested Crysis 3 out and had 58+FPS but had all 4 cores running at 88-90% usage. With the AMD, I had the same FPS but had 5-6 cores running 55-65% usage which was very nice. Both ran a Gigabyte 7870 OC Edition and 8gb 1600mhz RAM. I would have to say overall performance my FX has the same if not slightly better overall performance than my i5 with the main difference being the FX can multi-task a hell of lot better.

Cons: None that I can see so far.

Overall Review: I love this chip and have no regrets buying it. The i5 will still be put to use but with the things I do, I will probably use the FX a lot more. Do your homework and go with what you feel. Either way, you won't be disappointed =D

Most Critical Review

Might as well be called Vista 2.0

Microsoft Windows 8 64-bit (Full Version)
Microsoft Windows 8 64-bit (Full Version)

Pros: Nothing

Cons: At work we got the first batch of Windows 8 on our laptops and PCs around the holiday season. They have been nothing but a headache. For one, all the wonderful features of the Start menu are gone. To get to different menus you have to move your mouse to the 4 corners of the screen. We experience constant freezing. Certain programs are not backwards compatible. Not a 100% sure if W8 is the problem but we all have been having trouble with lost of wifi connection and screens not waking up. The same updates and driver updates we get for windows 7 do not always work for the 8 computers. The whole app thing is stupid. Just to use a calculator you have to install it from the apps place. Both PCs and Laptops come with way too much bloatware (not entirely a 8 fault).

Overall Review: Windows 8 reminds me of a Windows Vista issue all over. Any PC I build or Laptop I purchase, I will be sure to put Windows 7 on them.

Great. Nothing else to say

SteelSeries Siberia V2 3.5mm Connector Circumaural Full-Size Gaming Headset - Black
SteelSeries Siberia V2 3.5mm Connector Circumaural Full-Size Gaming Headset - Black

Pros: -Comfortable -Everyone can hear me clearly no matter if the mic is retracted fully or extended to the max -Price -Simple on/off and volume control -Little to no background noise

Cons: -Nothing

Overall Review: -I have not had one complaint about this headset. I wish I would have bought it sooner. I use to own a razer carcharias and no matter if the fan was on, tv, family talking, that mic would pick up every thing that was going on. Glad I switched to SteelSeries

Disappointment

SteelSeries Siberia X100 Xbox 3.5mm Gaming Headset
SteelSeries Siberia X100 Xbox 3.5mm Gaming Headset

Pros: -Lightweight -Comfortable

Cons: -Adapter is a bit confusing and takes time to get use to -Mic is complete trash. Everyone I played with says they can barely hear me or could not even when I was yelling. -When the volume is medium or higher, there is a very annoying "cracking" or "popping" sound that does not go away -Price for a mediocre product

Overall Review: -I own a SteelSeries Siberia v2 for PC for about 5 months now and it is amazing. I was hoping this x100 would very similiar since the price was about the same for both. I bought a TurtleBeach headset for $55 dollars and it easier beats this headset. Save yourself time and frustration and look elsewhere for this price range. If you have the money, look at the x300 instead of this garbage

Great Fans

AeroCool Shark 120mm Blue Edition Case cooler
AeroCool Shark 120mm Blue Edition Case cooler

Pros: I have both cooler master 3 sickleflows and 3 of these in my case currently. As time moves on, I have slowly started to switch out my sickleflows for these partly because the store next to me is always out of stock of pretty much all their case fans. I have not noticed a difference in sound but I have noticed a lot more air being pushed through my case. I have even added one to my Hyper 212 Evo and am happy =D My entire rig runs anywhere from 1-10 degrees cooler and the LEDs are a lot better looking and brighter than the sickle flows.

Cons: -Price, for this price you can buy two fans of another brand

Overall Review: Beside the price, you cannot go wrong with these for your rig. Once I switch cases, I plan to use all of these throughout the case. CPU: AMD FX-8350 GPU: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7870 OC RAM: G.Skill 2 x 4 GB 1600 mhz Motherboard: ASUS Sabertooth 990FX R2.0 AM3+ Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 Power Supply: Corsair HX750