Summary: I bought this cpu to upgrade my wife's pc. After setting up and using it for a while, I realized that my wife's pc ran faster than mine (my pc had an i7-2700K inside)... So I ended up upgrading everything in my pc! (cpu to i7-4750K, new mobo, ram, ssd, case, watercooler)!
Summary: Great processor for a standard workstation. I installed this CPU on an Asus P8 motherboard, 4GB Crucial RAM, and Samsung EVO 120GB SSD hard drive. Boot up times are 12 seconds. Very fast and responsive in Windows 8.1 Pro.