Summary: I honestly wanted something to match the legendary i5 2500k without completely changing setups and reinstalling windows. And this basically does just that! I am a casual gamer, but like to spend time tinkering with things, such as overclocking. I might not go there with this cpu as of yet. (actually its my motherboard that needs replacing for more OCing) It does run a little hot, even with my scythe Gran Kama Cross 2. But that's what I expected.
Average overclocker,good renderer,multitasker,hot and bad multi GPU gamer!
30 September 2014
Summary: This OEM part is indeed somehow better on thermals than the retail box version.Please be aware that this processor can only safely withstand temperatures around 62C,way lower than the Intel competitors.This means that if you intend to OC it(and to catch up to similarly priced Intel processors you will need a 10-15% OC),you will absolutely need to buy an aftermarket heatsink or water cooler.
supper fast technology,all core work perfect.Great value for the money!
6 September 2014
Summary: first of all,it needs Fx compatible mobo,luckily that I got from my friend he was nomore using that computerit was dead i.e.power supply,hard drive and 4gb ram too. I pulled out it and installed this and matched perfect and have8 8 gb there.The core I checked because I bought used from ebay bidder,using Iolo technoly pro and found no error.allmost all games can play and respond very fast.Super fast web browsing even using 3mbps speed internet,but 15 is recomend for home...
Summary: This CPU on itself is great, it's a beast. But the overheating is absurd. On stock settings it gets far beyond the 80°C mark on most games, even not particularly demanding ones. Even my Motherboard's BIOS setup makes this thing overheat. Because of this, my Motherboard just broke because during a BIOS update this thing decided to suddenly overheat and shut down making a big $150 brick out of my mobo, so no, I don't recommend it to anyone.
Summary: I am currently running this processor at about 4.215GHz and the computer never seems to bottlekneck. Even with 2 virtual linux machines, a dozen chrome tabs, and a game running. I currently have this paired with 16 gigs of ddr3 and a ASUS Crosshair V motherboard.
Summary: Got this on a deal around Christmas for $200 and I got the cpu and liquid cooling together in the package. It's a closed loop system which was nice since it was the first liquid cooling system I've put together. It was a major upgrade from what I had before. Easy to install and no complaints and fantastic when on a strict budget.
Summary: Pro: Water cooling works great. Nice control program. Cons: Waterblock has a weird tick when its running. hasn't seemed to cause any issues with cooling just kind of makes me wonder how long it will last!
Summary: I won this processor from a drawing that AMD donated for. Tried using the computer and it would work for a very short time and would immediately lock up. I have replaced absolutely every part individually on the computer and once I tried a different processor the computer worked perfectly fine. I have tried getting a hold of AMD for some kind of RMA or anything to no avail. Because I did not actually buy it or something they don't seem to care.