For gaming and daily computing this i3 is a beast!
Damir Cilovic, Amazon
19 May 2013
Summary: The sandy bridge architecture brought Intel way ahead of the competition as it featured massive performance per watt gains and a lower TDP profile to boot. The i3 2130 is the top model for the sandy bridge i3 dual core hyper-threaded processors and it can easily handle gaming and multitasking thanks to hyper-threading which gives it an added edge over conventional dual-core processors.
Used Intel Core i3 2130 3.4 GHz Processor with Socket 1155, L3 3Mb, Sandy Bridge, 32nm
Jeff B, Amazon
29 October 2012
Summary: Bought this to go with a used Gigabyte 1155 skt board I had bought elsewhere(NovaTech), for cheap uprade from Core2Duo along with a new Samsung SSD. This is for home, non gaming, use and it's another world compared with the old set up - it really is quick and this far(2 weeks of use) completely problem free (I was a bit wary about buying a secondhand CPU). Well packed and delivered quickly (by the seller Andytag), a very good cheap upgrade.
Summary: Brought this along with a z77 asus motherboard a thew months ago. Ran games great at 1080p along side my 6870 graphics card. Will be upgrading to the 3570k within the next 12 months because there are some applications that will run better on 4 cores. Overall best budget cpu in my opinion.