best bundle quality/price on ncix, great motherboard and great processor for a budget build. I'm very happy with it and would buy again
This is great for budget builder computer. with amd 8320 so cheap its preforms like a champ with this board with more room for over clocking. I would feel confident that I could over clock this cpu with this board no problem over 4ghz for sure
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Pros Excellent deal. Looks awesome and works perfectly
Cons Stock CPU heatsink clamps are fragile
Summary So Ive used this for 3 weeks and it worked perfectly up till last night. Love the speed of the CPU and the BIOS of the motherboard. supports all the features I want.
The only downside is that I have had a bit of warmer weather (40+ degrees) and when the computer was on for a while, the clamp that holds the stock heat sink in place broke; which means I'll have to upgrade to an after market heat sink.
Pros -Good performance/price ratio when used in right applications
Cons -Gets hot, stock heatsink gets very noisy under load.
Summary This is a very good value combination, it is being used in a media server environment but also serves as a casual gaming machine. Only complaint is that the stock heatsink gets very noisy when the CPU is put under load. The motherboard's north bridge heatsink also gets quite hot. Putting on a Noctua C12P-14 did solve all those problems though.
Pros Best bundle you will ever get. Relaible motherboard and a good cpu
Summary This is great for budget builder computer. with amd 8320 so cheap its preforms like a champ with this board with more room for over clocking. I would feel confident that I could over clock this cpu with this board no problem over 4ghz for sure
Pros Very Fast for the price. Good base to build around.
Cons PCI-e is a 2.0, but still able to use new PCI-e 3.0 Video Cards.
Summary Used this as a base for a budget gaming computer, so far very pleased with the performance. Did a windows performance test and got a 7.7 (7.9 is the highest rating) for both the processor and the motherboard.
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