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Intel Core i5-2300 (BX80623I52300)
8.4 out of 10

Intel Core i5-2300 (BX80623I52300)

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Five Stars

Amazon Customer, Amazon
5 February 2016
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I5 Rocks!

Paul M., Newegg
11 August 2012
  • Summary: MSI P67A-G45 I5 2300 2.8GHz 4gb Patriot Gamer 2 RAM 150Gb WD VelociRaptor 10k
  • Pros: Great Processor! I highly recommend it, I haven't O/C but haven't needed too, I do some light gaming, and some audio editing, this processor handles it without a problem. The included heatsink has worked great for me, and installed without a problem.
  • Cons: none
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Great little proc for its price

Raymond E., Newegg
30 June 2012
  • Pros: I use my computer for office purposes and playing music, and I've never seen CPU usage run above 2%-5%. I think that this processor is fantastic for its price.
  • Cons: None so far
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i5 Overkill

William P., Newegg
28 June 2012
  • Summary: stock fan sucks......but they always do so meh
  • Pros: its a good little cpu, does all those good little cpu things like work and not case the mobo to beep
  • Cons: a con for me not in general, but it's way overkill i should have went with the i3 this is alittle more than i need
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Excellent product!

William R., Newegg
9 June 2012
  • Summary: I'm not sure what else to say. It's quad core, it works great, it's quiet. It came with a stock fan that had thermal paste pre-applied. Sidenote: During my first build I ordered everything I wasn't sure of including thermal paste. But now I'm ready in case I want to upgrade from stock fans.
  • Pros: Works fast and quietly. I have had no problems that I am aware of despite the fact that I accidentally dropped it approx 4 feet onto tiled flooring. Durable ^ Worth the almost $200 price tag. Would buy again.
  • Cons: Installation was tough. The motherboard felt like it wanted to snap. I hired a professional builder to install it for me.
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Awesome

Jacob C., Newegg
4 June 2012
  • Pros: There are four cores, so they can square dance... which is a plus...
  • Cons: Jack the Ripper, H.H.Holmes, John Hinckley, Mephistopheles...
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Great!

Jeff W., Newegg
25 May 2012
  • Pros: Bought it for an HTPC/NAS for music and video. Works perfectly. Runs cool and quietly.
  • Cons: None at all.
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Love it

Anonymous, Newegg
6 May 2012
  • Pros: Love it. Went from a Dual Core 2.93 with 2 threads to this and wow, huge difference. I love it.
  • Cons: The stock cooler sucks. 67 degrees at idle. Get the http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103106 and knock your temps down to 32 degrees no kidding around here.
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very good cpu

MILDRED R., Newegg
2 May 2012
  • Summary: I was thinking about an i7 but a friend that was also doing a build and got an i7 came by and he said that that if he do it again he would get the i5. SO if you need a good cpu without breaking the bank, this is for you
  • Pros: got this for a budget build and I was very surprise by how good it was. It takes a mild oc very well and I found that it was not a heat monster, have not pushed it that much I'll let my kid do that. I very please with it
  • Cons: Like others have said the fan that comes with it is not that good
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John W., Newegg
25 April 2012
  • Summary: Not only do games get smashed, but crazy number crunching intensive apps roll over and just GO.
  • Pros: Going from a super-outdated Pentium D to this is overkill TO THE EXTREME. I was caught-up in the whole "overclock out of the box" thing, but my rule is "only OC when its usefulness has run out and you don't care." Spending ~$180 on something to force it to do something it probably shouldn't leave...
  • Cons: I still don't know if it's a con or not, but the grease on the bottom of the heatsink was semi-sorta smudged. Doesn't matter, though; it got taken off anyway. Arctic silver wooooooo.
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