Summary: I found this to be one of the better i5's I have run. I don't run over clocked and this one runs at about 40 degrees consistently with constant 24/7 usage of three hard drives and a server hooked to the desk top. No complaints. It runs the desktop and networks well. 5 out of 5.
Pros: Efficient, doesn't run hot, quick runs three internal hard drives and two external, as well as coordinates a servers
Summary: Not really a bad choice if you wanna get jump into a mid range gaming pc. Its not fully unlocked but totally gives good performance as is. Its still a little overclockable if you want to get into that.
Pros: Got it off of a pretty decent deal. $160 during the time of the buy was a more fitting price. Plays all my games with no problems and runs fast.
Cons: Does not have unlocked over clocking ;/ (Why Intel?)
Summary: This CPU gets bundled with a ASUS P8B75-M/CSM Motherboard alot and that motherboard is awful. Get something else that's compatible.
Pros: This baby is compact, fast, and efficient. It gets the job done like no other for its price range. Had no issues with putting it in and it has been working fine ever since I did. Very quiet too, my case fan is louder than this thing.
Cons: Cant think of any to be honest, a great buy for what it is.