If you find it under 80.00 buy it, you will not regret it.
28 September 2013
Summary: I have used this processor for well over 2 yrs now, and I can tell you it's a well rounded processor. It's setting on EVGA P55 FTW 200 system board and even thou it's locked It still over clocks well. I ran it 4GHz for a yr. with out any problems. Play's most all new games on high to mid settings, but the truth is MOST game are video card heavy. So the better video card you have better games will do. The real trouble is finding a really good system board for it.
Summary: Amazing! Honestly I would never buy any Intel non K [unlocked] for full price at i5 or i7 level. That is where ebay shines, find someone who swapped up and boom get this for 30-50$ under new and it is a STEAL!\ My 2010 i3 550 @ 3.8Ghz with a GTX 570 would lag[frame loss] in towns in MMO's or high action in BF3 [3dmark06=17500].
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: 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