Summary: I bought this CPU for a customized small-form-factor setup. I like that fact that it uses less power over-time, in technical specifications, but I'm not sure how much that matters in saving money on the monthly electric bill.
Pros: This processor has been a workhorse so far, bought it for a Mini ITX case HTPC build and it has been great so far, handles anything you can throw at it. The onboard graphics have worked well so far driving a big screen LCD t.v. for everyday use with a cable card.
Plenty of processing power, graphics and saves energy.
9 November 2014
Summary: I bought this to install in a Shuttle XH81V and so far love it. It came with the fan/heatsink combo but I didn't need it because the shuttle already had it. Plenty of processing power for my needs and the integrated graphics also suit my needs very well.
Summary: Insert the processor into the motherboard MSI Z97M-G43, put the Cooler Zalman FX70. Turned out to be silent, powerful machine. The temperature of the processor to a maximum of 50 degrees Celsius.