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). Didnt ship direct from Amazon , but still got to me very fast, and packed well , I am pleased .
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! and this cpu was affordable and cover all my needs, i can play my online games in medium settings without vertical sync and runs very smooth, i recommend it.
Summary: I purchased this processor for my first custom build, and I am not disappointed. I didn't want to spend the extra money on the 3570K because I was not planning on overclocking, but still wanted the quad core power. This processor will be a dream in your pc, and its cool operating temps combined with its impressive performance will leave you a happy camper.
Summary: This is one powerful quad core. At first i was going to go with an AMD fx 4100 but then heard about the problems they had with multi-threading. This thing come with all the bells and whistles! The included fan works great. The CPU idles around 33-40 C. It supports 16gb of 1600mhz ram, as well as pci 3.0. I teamed this with a evga 650 ti 2gb and am getting amazing graphics in every game i throw at it, from civ 5 to crysis 2.
Summary: I bought this item sub $200 because Amazon does not currently charge tax in CA and the Microcenter nearby had recently closed. It's a great processor, and for those that don't need the extra overclocking capabilities of an i5-3570k it's an awesome investment. PCIe 3.0 and 77W as described. Easy to install and works fantastic.