Would recommend to other people interested in buying this.
14 October 2012
Summary: Runs fast, perfect for gaming. Has 4 cores but will only need to use 2 for gaming. If you are looking for something cheap and great, BUY THIS! Sandy Bridge seems to run better than ivy bridge what I believe.
Pros: Ok, so I used these CPUs in a custom build for an AutoCAD class in a school. These run very cool, and extremely fast. I was very impressed with the performance, and I can only imagine how the students will love to work on them, now that they are using a PC with an i5 in it compared to the old P4 that was in the old PCs.
Cons: None at all, except I can't speak to how good the onboard graphics is on these because we used AMD FirePro v4900 discrete graphics cards in them to make sure they were using CAD certified graphics hardware.