Summary: This processor is pretty freakin impressive, especially considering the price I paid for it. It is in the build I'm writing this review on "8gb Crucial Ballistix DDR3, i5 3350P Quad-Core, 1tb WD Blue HDD, Asus HD7770, EVGA 80+ 750w PSU, LG 14x SATA, MSI Z77A-G45, Artic 7 Freezer AM CPU Fan" Full-Sized "Super ATLAS" PX-1100 Backlit Keyboard, E-BLUE RAZER Wireless Mouse QCK Steelseries Mousepad All purchased through Amazon.
Summary: fantastic proc, runs cool and quiet with stock fan, never really have any slow downs with this thing. really really happy with this purchase, i would've wasted money if i bought anything higher end. fits my needs as a casual gamer who also does photoshop every now and then.
Summary: Intel processors especially the newer quad cores are very good. Great performance. This particular model has onboard graphics. I haven't tried them to see how well it does but MB performance is super.
Summary: Installed Asus P8Z77-V LK Intel Z77 DDR3 LGA 1155 Motherboard, Intel Core-i5 3350P Quad-Core Processor 3.1 Ghz 6 MB Cache LGA 1155, and Kingston ValueRAM 8GB Kit (2x4GB) 1600MHz DDR3 Non - ECC CL11 DIMM SR x8 Desktop Memory KVR16N11S8K2/8. Previously installed Vertex 3 SSD by OCZ. Computer operates flawlessly and fast. Windows Experience numbers are 7.5 for CPU, 7.7 for RMA, and 7.7 for Disk. Very happy with this combination.