Pros: Extremely easy to install on to my motherboard. Came with a heat sink with pre-applied thermal paste. I did not use the provided heat sink, but utilized a self contained water cool system which easily installed on to the chip. This chip has provided great computer performance under heavy load.
Summary: I didn't have the money to buy the parts in one sweep so I bought it in pieces instead, leaving the unnecessary GPU for last. When I installed several games and played them, they remained above 60 frames about 95% of the time. Of course an i7 is better, but overrated for gaming.
Pros: Fast Easy to Install Ran games at high framerates even without GPU.
Cons: On startup, the stock fan sounds like it might fly off, but that's to be said about any computer processor fan. Before the BIOS kicks in to control the fan, it runs at full speed.