Summary: This was the last piece of my computer building puzzle and it works perfectly. No overheating...no skips...nothing. Just smooth sailing. Now that my PC has been built, my boyfriend will start building his but I'm sure he will pick another processor in the Intel family. It's just trusted so much by many companies around the world...if it ain't broke, don't fix it!
Excellent CPU but you MUST GET THE 1156 socket MOBO. The seller did a good job.
Joel E, Amazon
19 August 2013
Summary: I got this beauty and then moved to Colorado so I couldn't build the computer right away. I think this is about as fast as a i7 because it doesn't do all the graphics the big i5 and the i7 does. In any case, compared to i7s, it does very well or better. (I hate games though.) Thank you seller.
Summary: I have ordered this cpu as an upgrade for my i3 550 cpu. It performs about 10-15% faster in benchmarks, but runs all games at maxed settings flawlessly. The only thing is you need a good quality thermal compound as this cpu is 95 watts vs i3 being 65w. Simple box cooler cools it very nice on stock settings. If you need to use overclocking, be sure to get a better cooling rather box versions.