Summary: purchased used for 55 bones, it is a great processor for price! installed on the elitegroup H55H-m micro atx mobo with 8 gigs of ram and a128g ssd drive, it is fast, small and extremely quiet set up! the cpu fan is a clp0556 and is sooo quite! the power supply is a 500w fractal and is also very very quiet. this a a great setup! added my 6024E NI pci daq card and is working fine!
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: 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.