Summary: Coming from a 775 rig, this thing is miles ahead of my old "FPS Death Machine."
Pros: Fats. Fast. Fast.
Cons: Takes quite a bit of voltage to get the clocks I set out for when I bought this. I read a previous post and, with these 4670k's, there is a lot of variation in the silicon. I've seen people getting 4.5-to-4.6 at stock voltages. It takes me almost 1.34v to maintain 4.5 GHz. Summer, so I drop down ...
Pros: Well, I wasn't sure what to write for the tech knowledge section of the review. I never really knew how to over lock my cpu until now, because I never needed to. I thought it was slow, but guess what! It can over clock over a full GHz more than stock! Just keep that in mind.
Summary: I have 2 computer builds at home and I always find myself playing on my Intel rig more than my AMD rig but hey I won't point fingers. Though the quality between the 2 in my opinion is very minimal, I feel like I might as well pay for something that will last a couple years and make the best out of...
Pros: Great for gaming, bought this processor and paired it with an MSI z87-g45 Motherboard with 16gb ddr3-1866 ram and runs like butter. Ordered a CM Evo for extra cooling and was able to overclock my cpu to 4.6 ghz with very minimal changes to voltage (1.140) Guess I hit the silicon lottery!!
Cons: Nothing so far, though I with it were a devil's canyon I-7 :(
Pros: Lightning fast for gaming and moderate desktop programs. Unless you are going to be utilizing heavy editing software, this is your best bet to an i7. I have a liquid cooler, albeit small, the H55 and my temperatures average around 45 celsius under load. Also, my chip is beautifully overclocked to...
Summary: I'd buy again. Don't hesitate to buy if on sale or combo.
Pros: This CPU is a beast and completely lives up to the hype. Never runs hotter then 51 degrees after gaming for hours with stock coolers. Does everything I could ask of it and never breaks a sweet I simply love everything about this card totally worth the price.
Pros: If you don't have the extra money for an i7 this is certainly a great buy. I play lot's of CPU draining games and I also stream and this processor does just what I need it to. I have read the review on the stock fan and although I have not overclocked yet I haven't experienced any issues.
Cons: Although I swear by Intel you could certainly acquire an AMD that is just as fast and strong for less.
Summary: My Rig: Rosewill Thor V2 in white Asus Z97 Pro motherboard Intel core i-5 4670K Corsair H100i 2 Noctua Fan with Focused Flow NF-F12 iPPC 3000 PWM Noctua Fan NF-A14 iPPC 3000 PWM Corsair Vengeance Pro 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3 DRAM 2400MHz Samsung 850 EVO 250 GB Western Digital Black 1TB Asus Black 12X...
Pros: What's not to like? I dropped it into place, got a cooler on it and took it to a nice OC of 4.5GHz
Freezing, BSOD, Random Reboots. Replacement failing with same issue.
26 February 2015
Summary: Couldn't overclock at all - Kept freezing even at stock speeds. RMA'd thru intel - received replacement cpu - couldn't overclock at all but it was stable at stock speeds. Why did I buy a K series cpu if I cant overclock? 3 months later the replacement is randomly rebooting at stock speeds.