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Intel Core i3-3220 3300GHz 3MB Cache Socket LGA115&hellip by Intel
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Intel i3 3220, 14 April 2013
I was looking for a processor with integrated graphics for a media centre build. I was considering this i3 vs the AMD A10 5800K but I decided on the i3 because of lower power consumption and A85X motherboards were around 20 more expensive at the time of purchase. This processor is a lot faster than I was expecting and the stock cooler is very quiet. Windows 7 experience index is 7.2 for processor, 4.9 for desktop graphics and 6.4 for gaming graphics. The integrated graphics are ample for HD video playback. Around 400MB of system RAM is reserved for the integrated graphics. I have installed this processor on an ASUS P8B75-M LX Plus motherboard with OCZ Agility 3 120GB SSD; 2 x 2GB… Read more
Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO (120mm) by Cooler Master
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good for AMD, 14 April 2013
This is a great cooler that can be mounted in 4 directions on AMD sockets. I found the installation straight forward, but I was installing this on the motherboard outside the case for a new build. This would be a bit more tricky to retrofit. This is the first cooler I have used where the thermal paste was not pre applied but applying the paste is simple enough and there is more than enough in the syringe. After gaming for four hours straight my overclocked 6300 reached a peak temperature of 41 degrees so it definitely does the job. The fan is quiet enough but never completely silent. This cooler can be fitted with 2 fans and mounts for the 2nd fan are included. It is a shame that the… Read more
Crucial BLS2CP2G3D1609DS1S00CEU Sport 4GB kit (2GB&hellip by Crucial
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing for the price, 14 April 2013
For 22 this RAM is a no brainer for any budget build. Crucial has a good reputation for reliability. The RAM is standard height with no pointless heat sink. It is very fast: Bus rate: 1600 MHz; Latency times: 9-9-9-24 and 1.5V, which is important for Intel CPUs. A lot of other 2 x 2GB 1600MHz kits at this price are CL10 or 1.65V so this is a bargain.

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