Summary: It doesn't get better than this. I was looking for a processor that could handle an extreme amount of processing while ripping my blu ray collection. This thing does the trick. Sure i could have probably got something with some more power, but I did not want to buy a new mother board for my computer. This one fits the 1155 socket and works well. Normal processing it will run at about 38 degrees C. this is when I am streaming, or watching a movie from the computer.
Summary: after using all 4 generations of Intel CPU's to build computers I have to say that the second generation is the best built of the lot... These CPU's heat sinks are soldered instead of glued and cheap thermal paste used! Also, most people I know use Video Cards and the major upgrade to the 3rd and 4th generation Processors are to the Video architecture...
Summary: I bought this for a computer build that was meant for a mobile computer. It was perfect! I usually never use Intel CPUs but this time I figured that I would try this one. I made the right decision because it preforms well under stress and it has not let me down at all.
Summary: Intel Core i7-2700k Quad Core Processor 3.5 GHz is very fast and stable; I build a Hackintosh and use it to edit videos an some audio as well in combination with and SSD drive and this CPU works fantastic
Summary: A better chip now than the newer 37x0K, runs cooler, over clocks better, but were I to do it again, I'd use the I5. What the I7 can do better is rarely used and not normally worth the extra coins. Also the I5 generally overclocks better. Save the $100 for a better video card. Amazon sure is handy.
Summary: I wanted to upgrade from an I5 to an I7 with out changing my motherboard and this was perfect. I have not had to overclock the bios and am happy running the chip at it's default speed. If I need the power in the future, I have it.