Summary: I've always been an Intel guy since the AMD-K62 processor. Back then, I have heard about so many problems with AMD that I avoided them. But recently, I wanted to build a gaming PC and I wanted to do it cheaply. I decided to give AMD another shot and so far, I have been very satisfied with my experience. AMD has come a long way while I was gone.
Summary: I bought this for my budget build that was supposed to replace my laptop. I haven't tried overclocking it yet but it is tearing through all the cpu intensive stuff I can throw at it with no signs of slowing down.
Summary: I build and repair PC's as a home-business. I've only used this chip once in a new build with a Solid State Disk drive and Asus M5A78L-M Mainboard with 8 GB DDR 3 memory. It really performs nice with Windows 8 Professional and for the price, is about the best performer I've dealt with yet. Would definitely recommend.
I gave it 5 stars because it works how was advertised, but shipping...
15 March 2014
Summary: First of the processor it self is great, huge improvement over my old one. I can watch HD videos with no problem with various browser tabs open and skype, steam and other apps running in the background with no problem. I gave it five star because the processor works great. But please Amazon ship it more protected.
Summary: Five stars because it works like it's supposed to. Was wanting an fx-6300, but it was unavailable at the time and wasn't sure I needed the 6 core. Since my motherboard is am3+ I can upgrade late it need be, but this works fine.