People who buy AMD, don't understand the cost difference in electricity, and transister count per core and what that means.
10 February 2015
Summary: I don't even overclock, and this has performed so well, I won't bother overclocking. I wish I had bought a locked part and saved 20 bucks, because there is no reason to buy anything more then a basic I5. Your games will be limited by GPU, and a beefy overclock will net you a couple frames at best. Even so, I am extremely happy with this processor.
Summary: Highly recommend this CPU. Very powerful and one of the best quad-core processor for any PC. First off you get an Intel product, so reliability is guaranteed. Beyond that this CPU will likely last me for the next 5+ years even if/when I upgrade my motherboard. Second, it is unlocked. That means if you have the ability and knowledge you can over clock it and get a little more power. (Keep in mind this will void your warranty, so don't fry it).
Summary: My step son wanted to build a gaming computer, and wanted to get the most for his $$$. This CPU, a Radeon 7950, and 8GB DDR3 1600 RAM in an Antec One case and a 2TB Seagate 7200RPM drive stretched his budget, but he's been playing every game he has (and that's a lot of them) with no issues at all. One big plus with this processor is that it runs cool, even with the stock fan. We haven't overclocked it as there is absolutely no need to.
Summary: was tempted into buying the i7 4770k but then i found out that only a handful of games use hyper threading so i got this instead, best choice, if the games says Ultra setting = 4770k dont believe it the i5 Is kicking ass with a slight overclock using the stock cooler, can do the same as the i7 no complaints.
Summary: I'm currently using a Z97 chipset motherboard and overclocking my i5-4670k to 3.8Ghz. My aftermarket CPU cooler is a "Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo," ambient temperature in my room is 26°C, and idling temperature of the CPU is 32°C. At 3.8Ghz this CPU runs a Wii emulator and all of its games flawlessly. I'm planning on overclocking this CPU to 4.0Ghz, and hopefully 4.2Ghz in the future.