Very good CPU. Best that you would need for a moderate gaming PC
Anthony Seemann, Amazon
1 June 2014
Summary: I'm enjoying this CPU so far. I only recommend this for gaming because it DOES NOT COME WITH INTEGRATED GRAPHICS. I know this when I was buying it though. It's a lot lower of a price because of the lack of iGPU. Great value.
Summary: Budget gamers.......Better to go with this than an APU. Paired up with a r7 260X ($120 on sale) (for a total of $200) gets way better performance (FPS) than the 7700K or the high end 7850K ($185). The extra $15 here will allow you to purchase less expensive ram. If using an APU the ram will need to be over clocked to get its full potential. Even with the OC'd ram you will only get around half the FPS than using the the 750K and r7 260X at stock speeds.
Pros: Cheap quad core, good speed, handles over clocking pretty well. OC'd to 3.8 with no problems (aftermarket cooler). Stock cooler gets to 68°C without over clocking (playing Titanfall).
Cons: Lack of L3 cache holds it back. Could come with a better cooler.
Summary: Very happy with this CPU! This is my third Trinity CPU, and it's serving me well. *****KNOW THAT YOU NEED A GRAPHICS CARD IN ORDER TO USE THIS***** The jump to a quad core brought my build some new life! Very happy with it. Can't think of any cons, and anyone who considers the lack of onboard graphics a con should really be shopping for a different CPU. This is not an A-Series.
It's solid all around. ( but need's a cpu cooler so +$30, might as well invest in a new model with a better stock cooler )
4 April 2014
Summary: You really can't go wrong with this CPU. I haven't really tested it at full lengths yet but it will run Diablo 3, and Warframe close to maxed out. I threw your normal programs at it( browser, skype, games, steam ) and had no issues cycling through them. Great CPU that won't break the bank. Con- The stock CPU cooler is terrible as people listed above. Temperatures run idle around 50c and hit over 60-65 in games. YOU WILL have to invest in a new cooler.
Great CPU, crappy stock cooler (though all stock coolers are crappy anyways)
31 March 2014
Summary: Good price and performance. I have this CPU in an ITX build with an 7770 and I have no complaints about performance. The stock cooler is pretty terrible though. I will freely admit that I am a bit anal when it comes to noise and my computer and the fan is always noticeable. I'm sure for most people they will hardly recognize it over a room's ambient noise but I have gotten used to my PCs being extremely quite if not silent so I place high importance on sound.