Summary: difficult to say anything bad about this chip. Is fast, is cool, in other words is almost perfect, no drawbacks at all, no hang ups. What else can be said, everyone knows why is one of intel's biggest succes, for me much better choice between i7 3770k, specially for the price on a very close performance when overclocked.
Summary: I wanted to go with an i7, but whenI began researching the various processors, the performance hit between the i5 and i7, unless SERIOUS GAMING OR OTHER MULTITASKING, was negligible, but the 3570 seemed to hit that sweet spot with bang for the buck, and overclocks more effectively than most. As with all the intel processors, steady and reliable.
Summary: Decided on Ivy Bridge over Haswell because the price versus performance difference, not only for this CPU but also for the mother board I bought to go with it, the Asrock Extreme 3. I bought that mobo from a competing retailer for $109 with a $40 mail in rebate on top of that. Add to this that older motherboard mean more stable motherboards and the purchase of an Ivy Bridge processor was a no-brainer.
Summary: Nice CPU when on sale. Super fast and doesn't produce much heat. No hyper-threading but 4 true cores so you can do more. I got this for a little of $200 and it is a smoking deal at that price.
Pros: Super performance, excellent value when on sale, unlocked
Pros: You can stop reading the reviews. I will simplify all 1500 reviews before me: Get the 3570k. Get aftermarket cooler (Noctua DH-14 here) Change multiplier to x43. DONE. 37 celsius idle-60c under Intel Burn Test and prime. I didn't even touch the voltage. Literally one click in the BIOS and I have a 4.3GHz chip now.
Summary: I just installed this processor in my P8H61-m LE/CSM motherboard today and it's a big step-up from the i3 2120 i was using for a year before. some games with the built in HD 4000 get 100+FPS with my 1366x768 monitor. at the $199.99 price match i got it for it's perfect for what I'm using it for and with what i plan to do with my build in the future.
Summary: Bought it during Black Friday sales. It is very fast CPU. Every app launch very quickly. It is much better deal than Haswell series CPU in my opinion. FAN is OK even if you are trying to over-clock it.
Pros: Very Fast CPU and better deal than new Haswell CPU.