Summary: Owned it for about a month now. Don't seem to be having any problems. Removed the stock cpu cooler and installed a Corsair Hyper 212. Seems to be much quieter now. This is my first AMD. Have been using intel in the past. Good performance..
So far im pretty pleased. Be careful on the graphic card slots
Colton Fite, Amazon
20 January 2015
Summary: Very good processor. Im running with a R9 270x and have been able to run anything thrown at me on ultra with 50+fps while recording. I run on high usually but did test the ultra settings and was amazed. Really no point to overclock this thing as it is already so fast.
Summary: Great processor. I've not OC'd it to 4.2, but I plan to. The only con I have about this, and the reason I'm giving it 4 stars and not 5, is that the stock fan is extremely loud on load - almost like a jet engine.
Summary: New build for basic video editing and general desktop work. No real need for a high-powered build but this machine should at least be useful for a few years. Replaced the stock cooler since it was barely adequate even at stock speeds.
Pros: Fast, multicore, cheaper than Intel, overclocks fairly well
Cons: Runs hot, high power consumption, stock fan barely adequate
Summary: i use 2 of these in servers, and this CPU is great for the massively multi-threaded environment that a server presents, plus gcc has optimizations for the Piledriver and Bulldozer architectures.
Pros: Good fit for servers. Overclocks really well.
Summary: I bought this processor for my gaming PC, it works great! it has a good stock thermal solution (WAY better than intel's stock cooler) and it hold great clocks. It has headroom for MASSIVE overclocks if you use the right thermal solution.
Pros: -Great stock clock., -It's 8 cores provide amazing multi-tasking., -Runs cool with it's stock cooler., -Overclocking is great on the processor., -Great for gaming., -16 MBs of cache.
Summary: Came in great time (as advertised). While shopping I was very skeptical, but everything was fine when I got it. The one thing to note is that the cooling system that comes with it will get loud, but the noise isn't too much if you just want a solid system.