Summary: Been running for almost 6 months without a problem. It didn't come with a stock heatsink fan. Bought this to replace my old Athlon II. Runs all my games perfectly, photoshop runs at loads at reasonable speed, Sony Vegas Pro renders at a reasonable speed.
Intel > AMD, except for video encoding on a budget + overclocking
27 November 2012
Summary: The best AM3 chip to get - overclocks well, hexacore isn't worth the extra cost when nothing is threaded for 5-6 cores and 1-4 threads is same on x4 and x6. Pentium 2120 is a better processor, but if you need more logical cores for video encoding instead of video gaming or general usage, than phenom...
Summary: First time i bought from AMD have always been an intel person but since AMD is much cheaper i decided to try it. the shipping was decent took five days to get here, the shape of the box was a little wrinkled but nothing to bad.
Summary: I got this CPU for a new budget gaming build. Its essentially this CPU, an ASUS Micro ATX AM3 board, 4GB DDR-1600 memory, and a 5770 GPU. I am using RaidMax SMilodon case, stock cooler and Arctic Silver 5 thermal paste. Under stock conditions the GPU ran at 35C idle, and 49-50C load.
Summary: Got this cpu for an upgrade, but my current mother board does not support it. I was going to return it, but decided to keep it for a future PC build. It was worth the price IMO. But do to the my current situation, I can not fully give it a 5 star rating, as I can not use the product at this time.