Pros: This CPU, when on sale, is without a doubt the best CPU for under $100. I put up the 6 dollars for better paste, but using the standard market cooler here with 26 C ambient temperature it has never topped 40 C after several hours. I play strategy games heavily which use the CPU and this unit takes it without breaking a sweat. This card sips power compared to others, which both helps reduce wear and heat for all components.
Cons: There are faster CPUs, but they are much more expensive per unit of speed. The CPU is good, but if when you decide to get a CPU and another CPU is on sale while this is not, consider the value more carefully. Other CPUs will be hard pressed to compete with how cool this unit runs though, it is simply very efficient.
Pros: Typical AMD Processor...can't beat the bang for the buck. In 15 years of building 100s of desk tops, I have never had an AMD CPU fail om me. This combined with EVGA 02G-P4-3657-KR GeForce GTX 650 Ti BOOST. GIGABYTE GA-970A-D3P AM3+/AM3 AMD, Rosewill case and Rosewill 600W PS, Corsair Vengeance 8GB RAM and W8.1 for a great gamer for my son!