Pros: Great for gaming. Still the go to processor. get some 1600 + ram and at least an hd 7850 and your G2G. Even the stock cooling is just fine. have it OC to 4.0ghz and still 50c , 76 under full load.
Summary: Have been building AMD systems forever, finally an Intel. Not disappointed, installed with Corsair H 100 I cooling and Asus Z87 Plus Motherboard, Wow is it fast. My last AMD ran same clock speed but doesn't come near the benchmarks this beast runs. I was told there is not much difference in the I7 ,other than being a $100 more, but I can't say. If you want an extremely fast machine with applications popping and not waiting for most anything, this is sweet.
Pros: Very fast, easy to like. Has some nice BIOS tools and overclocking software. Love this BEAST.