Summary: Good processor but it's been replaced by a couple of newer models both of which are more powerful and more efficient, too. Choose either the Core i3-3240 or Core i3-4130 at the same price as this older i3-2120. Of course, you must check which processor your motherboard will accept before ordering!
Summary: I bought one of these for a budget business-class desktop. I've heard great things about the i3 line in Sandy Bridge and the price was right. This is a dual core processor built on Intel's 2nd gen Sandy Bridge architecture, which uses a 32nm process.
Summary: Although I would have preferred the i5-2500K that I have used in the past, the price for that CPU has skyrocketed, but since the motherboard I had on hand requires a second-generation CPU, this I3-2120 seemed like a reasonable choice.
Summary: A very good CPU for most general computing and light gaming/ video streaming. This really worked fairly well for me and my gaming as well, I just upgraded to a quad-core processor because I started gaming more regularly on my PC.
Summary: I did a bunch of research before I bought this CPU. Its the best bang for the buck, if you're considering getting the i5 or i7 I dont think its worth the extra money. Been running it for about 4 or 6 months now.
Summary: Got this cpu for a new buid.this cpu is replacig a amd phenom 820 cpu . Paired this i3 with a msi mpower z77 board and nvidia 560 ti and im loving it .i play wow and with the phenom cpu and same graphics card i would get 40-60 fps in a heavy populated area in org with the i3 i get 80 to 100 fps.