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Intel Core i3-2120T CM8062301046008 (BX80623I32120T)

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Reviews and Problems with Intel Core i3-2120T CM8062301046008 (BX80623I32120T)

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Overall 10
10

Powerful little guy, running a home server/media center on this baby

Andrew Lam "Andrew C Lam", Amazon
25 November 2012
  • Summary: I built a mini-pc using this guy. Dual core/Quad Threads at 2.6GHz is more than enough for my application. I serve a couple websites and home-brew cloud apps on the interwebs from home.
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Overall 10
10

Great for HTPC, basic workstation, or a simple 24/7 server

James, Amazon
9 October 2012
  • Summary: This i3 has worked great on a mini-ITX 24/7 workstation/server I have running at home. With the stock heatsink, it will just barely fit inside my Habey EMC 600BL case. The build: Habey EMC 600BL Case Intel i3-2120T 4GB OCZ Gold DDR3 RAM Crucial M4 128 GB SSD Intel BOXDH61DLB3 Mini ITX Motherboard Total power draw of the system is about 25 watts idle at around 35 degrees C, and about 45-50 watts under load (around 45-50 degrees C), measured with a Kill-A-Watt.
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Overall 10
10

Cool and Quiet, with low wattage and high efficiency

Shakumdown, Amazon
22 September 2012
  • Summary: Extremely low powered processor. I installed this in a media server I built where I had 12 SATA drives (5400RPM) and Acreca ARC-1231ML RAID adapter and this this barely made a sound. Things were cool and quiet plus at idle, 35 watts total. That's pretty amazing. In addition, when fully utilized the entire unit using this processor did not reach beyond 75 watts.
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Overall 10
10

Intel cpu is my favorite choice.

Ralph Pittman, Amazon
11 September 2012
  • Summary: Straight out of the box this cpu is more than enough for my home tv pc build. The stock 2.6 GHz can handle anything, in the way of streaming, that I can throw at it. I love the Intel cpus, they are fast and dependable. I would recommend this cpu to anyone interested in building a good general purpose computer. If you are looking for gaming power go for the i7 series of the Intel cpu.
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Overall 8
8.0

Not a bad little CPU

Chris Lee, Amazon
3 September 2012
  • Summary: Very efficient; low TDP means less heat, and less heat means less noise. Good for a desktop machine. Great for a low-power server, too; this i3 supports ECC RAM, which means you can plug it in to a socket-1155 server motherboard, without spending several times more on a Xeon E3. The only feature that I wish this CPU had, and the reason I like instead of love it: this CPU does not have 'aesni' (AES Native Instructions) support.
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Overall 10
10

Cool and quiet for HTPC use

BlueArcher, Amazon
28 August 2012
  • Summary: Using this thing in my HTPC, very low power and keeps cool and quiet. Runs XBMCbuntu/XBMC Live great, including streaming 1080p BluRay rips.
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Overall 10
10

Very nice high performance low power CPU

Water Dog "lake tech", Amazon
23 August 2012
  • Summary: Just built a SHUTTLE SH67H3 with this processor. Along with 2 2TB drives and 8GB memory to run Ubuntu 12.03. This setup runs 24 watts idle and 30 watts under build loads. This is not much more that similarly configured Atom servers we have here. It has MUCH more power than the Atom servers. Performance per watt you cannot beat it.
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Overall 10
10

i3-2120t

hk, Amazon
18 July 2012
  • Summary: Comes with stock heat sink and fan, which is more than adequate for this low power CPU. Temp stays below 40C most of the time. Runs Win7 + VM very nicely on 8GB of ram.
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Overall 10
10

hits the spot, does what it needs to do

Kent, Amazon
18 June 2012
  • Summary: eventhough it's the older sandy bridge model, it still has a nice rating of 35W compared to the newer ivy bridge processors, which do not have this yet, from what I've seen. this was an upgrade from an atom d525 and it doesn't consume much more power, but is much more capable in serving my NAS needs. I paired up this processor with an Asus H77 ITX board.
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Overall 10
10

Low power and excellent performance

Tirso Ramírez, Amazon
17 June 2012
  • Summary: I'm using this CPU to build HTPC's and small servers combined with Intel C20x chipset. Runs quite cool and the included fan is silent.
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