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!
Summary: I upgraded my system from an i5-2500K to an i7-2700K and I must say I am extremely pleased with the results. I do a lot of video encoding and DVD authoring so this CPU gave me a huge boost in performance. Not to mention even my boot times and application start times are shortened.
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.