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AMD FX-9370 4.7GHz Socket AM3+ Eight-Core Desktop Processor Reviews

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Lengthy review of an interesting chip, the FX-9370

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Pros: Fast Speed, Easy Install, Fully Customizable, Can Turn Some Cores Off As Needed, Can Reach 5.0 Ghz Overclock (Hot!), Does Run 4.75 Ghz Stable

Cons: None really. Helps to have experience. You'll need to always keep an eye on the temps, needs a very good cooler. Can be costly and hot.

[Here's the review I wrote over at the Egg where I bought it. I thought the review really belonged here where it might actually be read by like minds. Testing was initially done with a Arctic Freezer 64 Pro with a rear fan added for push-pull, on Arctic Silver 5 paste. This of course proved inefficient and ineffective, so in went a Corsair h100i 240mm liquid cooler and Tuniq TX-4 paste.] This is probably the best computer chip in the world right now (in terms of value/performance). Yes you can pay a ton more for the 9590 and get some more speed, but you can save that money and clock this one up, not that you need to. (Update: the 9590 does seem to be overclocking better and more stable,...
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