Summary: man more then i really needed. there's no need to buy the i7-4770k chip this is enough power for anything. i stream Day-Z and it runs smooth no lag. no loss of FPS. perfect!! the best chip without the overclock!
Love the CPU, but Hate the Heat Sink/Fan Fasteners
2 weeks ago
Summary: I chose this in my first custom PC build. Along with the other components, it's predictably blisteringly fast. FYI: THERMAL COMPOUND IS PRE-APPLIED to the copper contact surface on the heat sink/fan. It is comprised of three very neat groups that don't look like "goo." CPU temp idles in the low 30s. The four push-through pin design to secure the heat sink/fan assembly to the motherboard is crap ... if you ever need to remove the heat sink/fan assembly.
Summary: I did alot of research before buying this, This cpu handles rendering audio and video very good! Intel CPU's are made to last, just make sure you get good thermal paste on it, and a decent cooler.
Summary: this processor is perfectly fine, works great. HOWEVER the first time i ordered it, the processor i got had glue on several parts of the contact face, including on the contact plates themselves. Needless to say, i returned this and got a new one, which was not even the same design to be honest.
Summary: Not sure yet because it has only been since last night since the install upgrade. But looking promising and noticed the increase in performance right away. I think the processor is a bit pricey, but?
Summary: I'm not that tech savvy, but this was a great buy. Shipping - great, performance - awesome. My new computer is up and running. Running Keyshot 4 I still see some lag, but it only took a few minutes to render out a full resolution image.