great CPU - WIll run Hot - MUST HAVE LARGE WATER COOLING
MASTER REVIEWER "Mike J Cianciosi", Amazon
22 August 2015
Summary: ok here is the start : this chip- NXT mid tower case - Crosshair Formula Z (second crosshair board- love them) running strait right now at 4.4 -4.7 with corsair 32 gig vengeance 2400 mem with its own cooling fan -850 watt sentry PS- AMD 4k firepro2100 video - SSD on Board 250 gig drive pcie- n900...
Summary: My boy bought it as a "cheaper" alternative to i7. Unfortunately power use is so high that MSI motherboard that was supposed to be able to handle it overheats, so we had to underclock it instead of overclocking.
The stock fan sounds like an airplane engine so I recommend upgrading the CPU ...
Sam Gotcher, Amazon
17 June 2015
Summary: This processor is really really fast, but it can get a little hot. The stock fan sounds like an airplane engine so I recommend upgrading the CPU fan to something bigger and quieter. That's what I did and it's perfect now.