Summary: yup, that's right, uh huh I said it.. all with just one word.. geeky.. this works GREAT! it was a little dirty when I go it but that was to help protect the CPU. I used some good Arctic Clean Thermal Material Cleaner & Surface Purifier to clean it off then went on and gave it some of the Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound now my computer works better..
Excellent CPU for gaming and workstation on a budget
30 October 2013
Summary: Excellent CPU for gaming and workstation on a budget. Easy over-clocking with the right motherboard. I am using a Gigabyte GA 770T UD3P, MOSSFETT cooler, and a closed loop H50 Cooler. Running it stable at 4.025 GHz on 1.47V, 2.7GHz North Bridge, and ram (XMS3) running at DDR3-1532 on 6-7-6-20 timings. 56C at full load. Chews up Crysis and Solid Works for a $100.00, is value. It's not as good as a Lynnfield i7 but it is half the price and very close.
Summary: Best CPU for its day and still one to challenge the new releases. Safely overclocked to 3.6GHz with stock heatsink/fan. 60+ fps on high end games on high settings (with 7 series AMD graphics). Best value for money - 2013.
Summary: Everything about this CPU is great other than the fact that the default fan you get when you buy this thing is extremely loud ! I play alot of games like bf3,cod,minecraft and if you dont wear a headset this fan will drown out the game so loud that you won't be able to hear anything. I recently got a new fan that cost about $30 and it runs so much quieter now ! I do recommend this cpu but I also recommend buying another fan for it !