Summary: This Processor after 4 years is still extremely fast!! I had to buy a bigger heat sink as the one that came with it was not sufficient in keeping it cool. But the build i put this in 2012 is still top of the line.
Summary: Using it for a home VM Server, gaming VM. Works very well.
Pros: -Fantastic performance and number of cores for this price point
Cons: -Stock fan is loud, seems insufficient for the CPU. If it is 125W TDP, it probably shouldn't come with the same stock heat sink as what comes with the 65W, 95W options. Either add a bigger heat sink and charge more, or remove the heat sink entirely, save the customer $ in cost and shipping.
It's a great processor except for the stock heatsink fan - it ...
Benjamin Chew, Amazon
30 March 2016
Summary: It's a great processor except for the stock heatsink fan - it works and all, but it's LOUD! That is, when you start playing a game...if you don't game or use intense graphic programs than it shouldn't be a problem, but once that fan starts going, it gets REAL LOUD!!!!