Summary: I got this to replace the CPU in an HP p6-2011 desktop. I didn't buy a video card, maxed out the RAM, and what a difference this makes. My lady plays her online flash games on Facebook and boy do they hog a lot of resources. Well this thing right here makes all of that a non-issue.
Summary: I chose this for my first build back in late 2011. It's a strong processor, up to any task I can throw at it. I ran it for 6 months on the stock Intel HSF but then put a Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus on it. ON a recent test with IntelBurnTest at Maximum stress gave a max temperature of 61C. Suits me.
Summary: Upgraded from my intel G620 to this and my cod4 FPS went from around 40 all the way to 90-120. Going from a Dual-core @2.6ghz to a Quad-core @3.3ghz is a crazy upgrade. My computer is just faster all the way around. GREAT CPU!!!
Using this for a 18+ months, still a strong competitor
4 August 2013
Summary: I put this CPU in a budget build with other mid-priced components, and it doesn't even feel like a budget build *at all.* It runs cool, it's fast and Intel processors have never given me an issue. I've only stopped using them to go from single core to dual, and then dual to quad.
Summary: I got this for a system I built in a shuttle brand SFF computer (also from amazon) it has a good speed and features for a 64 bit system, without being pricy! perfect for use in a good workhourse day to day system, plus it can handle the graphics and other programswe run.