Summary: I bough this in June of 2012 to put on a new 1155 Gigabyte MOBO. It is now January 2015 and I am just now thinking of replacing my entire setup. Since the entire 1155 serious is pretty much old school I'll be building around the newest Haswell architecture.
Summary: What an amazing chip. It's almost 4 years since I bought this chip and thanks to its massive over clocking potential there is still little reason for me to upgrade my gaming computer. Still a winner.
Summary: overclocks easy to 4.5ghz with cheap coolers such as cm hyper 212. Possible to overclock up to 4.5ghz with stock cooler considering temps stay within spec, although they reach high. Great processor and good socket.