Summary: I upgraded from i3 530 to this baby and I can't complain!! This cpu brings large performance!! It's old but, it's still a beast out there!!! This beast can even run today's games like Battlefield 4, Metro Redux etc on high to ultra settings without any lag!! Paired with my Nvidia GeForce GTX 650 Ti BOOST, and 10gb of ram, my pc has become a sweet spot gaming pc!!
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.