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: Well i have this CPU running at 4.5ghz with corsair H80 work cool and runs like a Drag Car, i was capable to put it at 5.35ghz without problems, performs very good in all. The bad MVP virtu is a fraud doesn't work with games or bench always crash. Don't spectate internal graphic work is a big fraud from Intel, so keep it disable on Bios to avoid bad time.
Summary: You really know where the extra money went when you buy an i7. There is nothing that compares. I was buying this for a client who was on a budget. Personally i would have gone for an ivy bridge but there is certainly nothing to moan about with this processor. My client is super happy with it.
Summary: This will take anything you throw at it, I've played Battlefield 3, Crysis 2 and Planet side 2 on it. Basically I've never seen it run at 100% unless encoding video which always uses as much as it can. I'd give it 5 Stars if it wasn't for the stock cooler that they give you but intel are renowned for that, so I made sure to buy a Corsair CWCH100 Hydro Series H100 Extreme Performance CPU Cooler from Amazon aswell. To sum up, worth the money (ps.
Summary: Great processor as expected. with a very quick OC testing I got to 4.8ghz stable, no doubt it will do 5ghz+ with tweaking. Running Prime95 temps at 4.8ghz were between 68C on Core 0 and 76C on Core 2 with Noctua D14. Stock heatsink is a joke though. I've been a long-time AMD supporter but Intel really has outdone themselves with Sandy Bridge. The Zambezi flop left me no option but to go Intel.
Summary: Great cpu, However unless your going to overclock it you might want to get the 2600 instead,the improvement is not that great for the extra money. I did have a problem with the default heat sink/fan mount, It felt too flimsy, one of the plastic pins bent, It was a nightmare trying to get it straight again, However when I did eventually get it onto the motherboard it wasn't very good,it just didn't cool the cpu very well, so I replaced it with a cheap cool master, works...
Summary: I don't know if the new 2600k's are worse than the old batches to compare this new chip to them
Pros: Huge headroom for overclocking
Sufficient built in graphics
Cons: The last batch of 2700k's are more comparable to the first few dozen runs of the 2600k's than the three runs of 2700k's before them. If you're looking to go past 5ghz under 1.45v you're probably s.o.l,