Summary: This is an excellent CPU. I currently am using is in my gaming system, and have not yet found a game to present an actual need for overclocking (yet). One thing I cannot stress enough, however is its heat. Keep an eye on the temperatures and adjust airflow if necessary.
Summary: Pros great as a heater in the winter and cooking scrambled eggs Cons not so great in the winter and will cook the paint off your wall.......and burn your eggs Get a phantek tc ph14 if you are going with an air cooler, Or put your pc in the freezer
Summary: If you are going to buy this chip, do some EXTENSIVE research on whether or not your board can support, I have a 990fxa-ud7 which said it could support it, but unfortunately mine is a revision 1.x and not a revision 3 or higher, so if you have an older am3+ board ( my guess 2 years or older) that board will not properly support this chip, but on the flip side I'm using it anyway, and I'm having troubles with my multiplier at times, its supposed to be set at 22x and...
Pros: doesn't run as hot as you would think,
Cons: if your board isn't supported, it does some wonky things
Summary: I installed my FX-9370 into a Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD5 rev.1 motherboard thinking I was going to get the most out of it's performance with a simple bios upgrade. I was wrong in thinking that without fully researching my hardware BEFORE I even considered buying the cpu. I'm putting blame on the manufacturers for not letting it be known that the FX motherboards and their latest bios updates aren't compatible to run the cpu.
Summary: I really like this CPU, have it under custom water. I can hit 5.35GHz with good stability, but not 100% stable. Power really goes up steeply above 5GHz. Running at 5.15GHz with 100% stability, temps never go above 62C according to coretemp (not sure how accurate, probably a ballpark figure). Again, this is a custom water setup. Don't expect those kind of temps under air. I can under-volt to 1.225v and run it at 4.4GHz with my cooling set up.