Summary: I've been running this processor for about 3 years with an ASUS PRO P7P55D-E MotherBd. I'd recommend this one to anyone that's looking for a solid non-gamer Desktop build. I'm not a gamer but I use the Desktop several times daily.
Summary: Processor was in condition listed and the server works great. Would recommend seller without hesitation. The i5s seem to be good chips and have been happy with performance in all the machines I use or oversee
Summary: This Was part of my very first computer build. I always ran a socket 775 LGA so I was a bit nervous moving away from that comfort. The I5 1156 is by far every thing it claims to be an I am now looking to upgrade to the I7.
Summary: I bought it for the processing power at the right price point. It has done everything I've asked. I mated it with a Cooler-Master CPU COOLER CM| RR-B10-212P-G1 RT and 8 gig of memory as well as an NVIDIA GTX 460 card and everything runs fast and cool.
Summary: I bought this as the centerpiece of my new build, finally upgrading from a P4 (please don't laugh too hard). Honestly, between this processor, the new mother board and the upgrade in RAM, it's difficult to say exactly what it is about the processor, specifically that makes it so much better.
Summary: Coupled with an H55 motherboard, this processor will also do your onboard video. In desktop situations that don't require intense 3d acceleration, this is fine. That means it's fine for your grandmother, your uncle, really, anybody that doesn't plan on intense gaming, it's fine. It even handles some games on lower settings. But if you want to game, you probably aren't buying an i5 anyway. And if you are, you're certainly going to grab a discrete card.