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Intel Core i5 4430

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Cheapest Intel Haswell Quad

Mister B, Amazon
3 days ago
  • Summary: Definitely a great CPU. I knew I wanted a true quad-core CPU rather than a dual core with HyperThreading, and with Turbo the per-thread speeds are basically the same as the lower-end i3s anyway. The included cooler is fine for a basic system or even a gaming system since your'e not going to be over clocking this thing - it doesn't have a K suffix so no unlocked multipliers.
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The sweet spot

C.smith, Amazon
4 days ago
  • Summary: This processor, or the 4440 (which is a matured process later version clocked 100 megahertz higher) is the sweet spot value choice for gamers. In the U.K.,It is cheaper than an AMD 8350, whilst giving as good or better performance in the majority of games. One or two games have been optimized to use all 8 of the AMD's cores, but even then there is no massive difference,just a few fps at the maximum end of the scale where it doesnt really matter(most monitors only run at...
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Great CPU, get with ssd.

Robert Barkoski "HighCaliber", Amazon
15 March 2014
  • Summary: If you match this with a Samsung 840 ssd you will not need the i7. It has 4 cores and can turbo boost to 3.2 - 3.6 Ghz, is easy to install and runs at about 40c with a stock fan. (I use arctic silver in place of the included heat sink compound).
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Super processor!

T. Walter "Bill", Amazon
12 March 2014
  • Summary: Great processor.. Fast, lively, and very quick . Much faster than dual core processors... Easily over clockable, and really worth the price.
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Best bang for your buck

Matt Norton, Amazon
9 March 2014
  • Summary: I bought this processor to build a computer for a friend and I gotta say, I am regretting spending so much on my i7. Both of us are gamers and there's really no difference in the performance between this and my processor that cost about $100 more. Maybe in the next year some newer games will make some heavier use of the CPU and mine will start outshining his but so far I haven't seen that.
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gamers choice

Marcelo Franchi, Amazon
24 February 2014
  • Summary: i've downgraded from a fx 8320 to this processor and i'm very happy, i don't notice that i loose 4 cores, it's very fast
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User Review

Yvonsky, NCIX.com
20 February 2014
  • Summary: Works really well with a Gigabyte B85 motherboard. Was the cheapest i5 at time of purchase and I didn't need to overclock.
  • Pros: Fast, Cheapest Core i5 at time of purchase
  • Cons: Intel processor are pricey
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Good choice

Wei Guo, Amazon
18 February 2014
  • Summary: It is a good deal. I am not a computer geek, so I don't really need an i-7 processor. This i-5 works fine.
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Excellent CPU at an excellent price.

Dustin, Amazon
17 February 2014
  • Summary: I LOVE this thing!! I built myself a gaming PC but I'm not all that interested in overclocking yet. I haven't purchased a GPU just yet, but this bad boy (paired with the gigabyte GA-Z87-D3HP) has enough power with just the integrated graphics to run skyrim at medium quality at 720p.
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Nice and speedy

Robert B., Newegg
7 February 2014
  • Pros: Put this in a mini-itx motherboard for a SteamOS build and have been playing games wonderfully in combination with a GTX 660.
  • Cons: Didn't make bacon.
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