Replaced with an FX-6350 as soon as I could afford to get it.
Phillip C. Deaton, Amazon
4 October 2014
Summary: Okay, great processor for older FPS games and video editing, but if you're into heavily-modded RPGs like Skyrim or Fallout go ahead and get an FX-6350 because I got this as a replacement for my 4300 and this CPU actually performs worse than my old one.
Summary: You will be very glad you bought this processor. Upgrading from a Pentium 4 at the time to this was incredible. Had multiple games running Crysis 2, Sim City 4, multiple tabs in Firefox, and Sony Vegas and Photoshop running simultaneously; while both games were on the highest graphics settings.
Summary: I never buy what is on the leading edge of technology, because it will become obsolete in such a short period of time. I buy what was once on the leading edge of technology at a much more reasonable price.
Summary: I have been an AMD fan since the K6. This processor sits in my Linux box and it rocks. Is it a Sandy Bridge chip,no. But it certainly gives the user great bang for the buck and is more the capable of most any task most users will throw at it.
Summary: Have had this for a year and I love it. Not running overclocked, but it has remained stable, cool, and plenty of room to roam free! I have played MANY games on this processor under max settings and it shows very little stress, at one point was running Chrome, League of Legends, Diablo III, Ventrilo,...