Pros: In my opinion there is no reason to have any other chip for your standard gaming machine. Sure it isn't the best or the brightest, but any savings you make on grabbing this CPU instead of one of the upgrades can be spent on the GPU.
Cons: When I came to leave this review I found out that they are now giving away a free game with it, missed it by hours. So my only Con is that this great card didn't come with free stuff
Summary: This will be my third build, 1st Intel CPU & 2nd upgrade. My previous 2 builds are so far successful [ > 2 months ]. This project is for my sibling who i am upgrading a i3 Dual Core CPU, MOBO & RAM.
Pros: Heard great comments regarding Intel processors. Besides, i have had great experience as a user. However, this will be my 1st install experience.
Pros: Nice speedy processor. I use it in a computer as a media server, as well as use it for calculations. The on-chip video worked on Ubuntu 12.04 with no problem. Hopefully AMD will catch up, but right now I like the speed relative to power consumption of Intel.
Cons: Had to update to kernel 3.8 for HDMI audio (this is well documented). Shouldn't be a problem with Ubuntu 14.04 and probably not a problem for Windows.
Summary: FAST! No issues, easy install. And the Integrated Graphics are TOP notch. I play World of Warcraft on ULTRA settings and low as 40 upto as high as 105 FPS. with NO graphics card. For people who want an intel gaming system who dont want to spend an extra $40 for the 4670 or k series, this is a great...
Pros: Fast, Great integrated graphics, flawless performance.
Cons: PRICE, still a little pricey at $200. But a definite compromise over the 4670 or i7's.
Summary: It is my first Intel build. I've been building AMD builds for the past 10 years, but I decided to switch to Intel. AMD unfortunately have more drivers issues and I got sick of this. I am not disapointed after I made the switch.
Pros: Good performances for the price, Intel technologies
Cons: No Hyperthreading, Fan is noisy past 1300rpm