Summary: Got this on a deal around Christmas for $200 and I got the cpu and liquid cooling together in the package. It's a closed loop system which was nice since it was the first liquid cooling system I've put together. It was a major upgrade from what I had before. Easy to install and no complaints and fantastic when on a strict budget.
Summary: Pro: Water cooling works great. Nice control program. Cons: Waterblock has a weird tick when its running. hasn't seemed to cause any issues with cooling just kind of makes me wonder how long it will last!
Summary: I won this processor from a drawing that AMD donated for. Tried using the computer and it would work for a very short time and would immediately lock up. I have replaced absolutely every part individually on the computer and once I tried a different processor the computer worked perfectly fine. I have tried getting a hold of AMD for some kind of RMA or anything to no avail. Because I did not actually buy it or something they don't seem to care.
Summary: No complaints from this CPU. Still learning the more in depth part of computers hardware and overclocking. This processor held up through all of my growing pains(aka big mistakes when overclocking). The cooler keeps the CPU cool even during my stress tests.
It's a cheap monster for speed, yes intel is faster but you pay big bucks!
22 June 2013
Summary: This may not be the fastest 8 core chip made but it has given my video editing a lot more speed. If you have a program like cyberlink or Corel that takes advantage of a multicore cpu this will be a workhorse with corvette speed for you. On my computer programs like crapcleaner take around 3 seconds to work with this cpu. With an Asus sabertooth motherboard the fx-8150 overclocks with ease and has been stable at 4213 mhz, the normal speed is 3600mhz.
Summary: This thing is faster than Paul Walker. For the price, can't beat it. This cpu is stable, fast, and handles Everything I throw at it. slap some ram in and go. great job amd! looking forward to the next gen!
Summary: I'm sure AMD doesn't want to hear their CPU's are "budget", but let's be real - Intel is just kicking the living trash out of AMD right now. Still, for a budget build, the performance is fantastic at the price point. Put this in a build for my uncle's PC and it worked without a glitch - a Windows 8 build. This is the 2nd 8150 I've purchased and would definitely buy it again.
Summary: Pros: Very good processing power for the money. Overclockable which is always a plus. Handles games extremely well. I am able to run several at one time and it doesn't miss a beat. The video encoding is very good. Through benchmarks, it beat the i5 intel. I do create a good amount of video so this was one of the reasons I wanted it. Cons: Under load, the processor produces a ton of heat.