Summary: I've had this cpu for 3 years now, and I don't regret it. I bought it because it was (at the time) cheapest cpu that had built in video. The built in works great for everything except games. I use an old 8800gtx for light gaming. I typically leave web browser tabs open (almost 20) at a time because i'm always doing research and don't like to close them.
Summary: ESTA ES UN PRODUCTO QUE QUERIA COMPRAR DESDE HACE MUCHO TIEMPO PARA UNA EVGA QUE TENGO . ESTA TARJETA TRABAJA MUY BIEN. ESTOY MUY CONTENTO CON LA RAPIDES Y LA EXACTITUD CON QUE EJECUTA LOS PROGRAMAS.
Summary: I got this processor back in 2010. Even at this point in 2012, I was debating if I wanted to upgrade my processor as this processor has handled everything great. I'm a normal computer user ... like most folks, I browse the internet, watch videos, check email, etc. It handles everything just fine. I didn't even over clock this baby, but I heard it is easily over clockable with the correct motherboard.
im a huge amd fan but im not biased intel is overall the most powerful.
4 May 2012
Summary: Built a low end system just to browse and do simple work, specs MSI H61mps3 mobo 8 gb ddr 1333 120 gb ssd video controlled by processor Everything stock including processor cooler To be short the only thing i cant do with the system is play games, im running windows 7, everything has a rating of 7.9 well of course the graphics at a 5.9 which is good just the only thing lacking.
Summary: Sure this is slightly slower than the i3-550 and i3-560, and slower than the i5 and i7, but that doesn't matter. And at a 3rd of the price of the i7, you can use this just fine until you save up for the i7. It's good enough to run modern games (I can play Skyrim and many other games), videos, photoshop, etc. etc. with no problems.