Summary: Intel has been on a roll with these core processors and this one is a very good low wattage (75 W) member of the group. It handles my work and play loads with ease, all while using a max of 75 watts of power. Very good product.
Summary: This was my first build for a computer, I was thinking this processer would be hard to install but it was sooo much easer than it seemed. it is very very fast compaired to my core 2 duo . have had NO problems. so far ( 2 months).
Summary: Researching comparing i5 chips for a new build. The i5-3450 and i5-3470 are priced the same. But, per Intel (http://ark.intel.com/compare/65511,68316 ) the 3470 supports some things the 3450 does not. Given that, if your MB choice supports the 3470, there is no reason not to go with the 3470.
Pros: Ivy bridge with PCI-e 3.0 support at a reasonable price.
Summary: What can i say about this cpu, i just moved from amd processors to intel because of the temperatures and the power consumption, after reading many reveiws about ivy bridge processors i couldnt say no!