Summary: I will continue to support AMD, someone has to, if it weren't for fanboys of the other processors, AMD would probably be further along. Back in the late 80's, AMD made processors FOR Intel because they couldn't get it together and produce enough chips for demand.
Pros: Bought this February 2013 for a mild gaming computer (Big Fish, Pop Cap, World of Warcraft) for my mother-in-law. It is absolutely perfect in every way for what we needed it for.
Summary: I now have two computers with this processor, that says I like it. Lots of bang for the buck with 95W AM3 socket. I also upgraded another computer to AM3+ motherboard and Phenom II X4 965 processor. I like it too.
Summary: Bought this OEM without cooler to repair and upgrade a system with a dead m/b for my aunt. She doesn't need any overclocking or anything like that. But I wanted to get her a processor with a little more capability than the average single core processor, so I got her this.
Summary: my build as described with a EVGA GTX 560(non ti), and SeaSonic M12II 520 is going to last a LONG time, at quite high overall quality. I play Crysis 3 on max settings and 70+ fps at 720p quality. It's cheap, and it works.
Pros: Great processor, i bought it with ASRock 960GM/U3S3 FX AM3+ AMD 760G motherboard, and G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600, in 2012! I use my computer a lot, gaming and movies everyday mostly, and it works very well, handling everything like a champ, a cheap champ.
Cons: none! getting a six core in about six months, excited! i will keepthis put away, as a backup. i have no problem using this processor whatsoever. stock heatsink is fine!