The Evo is good, I have no complaints with the performance. I've just had to make some compromises with the rest of my computer to get it to work. In addition to having to take ages to reinstall every bloody game, my optical drive now won't work as my SATA cables aren't long enough to accommodate all three. So that's annoying. Also, the FX-8350 heatsink makes an unbearable racket, and my case is *just* too small for a CM Hyper 212 Evo, so I think I'd rather watercool and then overclock, so then there will be some bottlenecks, but at least my computer won't sound like a jet engine.