Summary: old, but still very useful for day to day applications and home server processes. reccoment using at least artic silver 5 thermal compound for the heatsink. the grey paste intel ships on their heatsink is crap after it dries out.
Low cost upgrade potential with decent performance
14 November 2013
Summary: The Intel Core 2 Quad Q8200 is a great product. I have used 3 of them so far to build media centers for family members; building a basic-use machine for around $150.00 is a bargain. They are compatible with LGA775 system boards, so finding a compatible MB isn't an issue. The 8200 is the low end of the Core 2 Quad Intel line, but that fits perfectly into low cost builds.
At least let me RECEIVE the item before spamming me to write a review!
8 July 2013
Summary: Well, it really bugs me when eBay starts spamming me to write a review before I even receive the item I am supposed to review. I mean, shouldn't they be organized enough to know when it is supposed to arrive and then give me a bit to actually inspect and use the item? How could I possibly write any kind of meaningful review when the item is still in the mail on its way to me?