Summary: Just fixed up my new computer with this chip. Fixing is easy. It's very fast and temperature is amazingly low. Tired overclocking it and it was stable. However, to be on the safe side, I prefer to run it in the original clock speed. Would have given it a 5 star if not for a new version 4790k. Similar price but higher clock speed. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00KPRWAX8/ref=as_li_tl?
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'll keep it short. Very good cpu , s***ty stock fan , bought a coolermaster evo 212 , super combo . Temps. with stock 45 celsius idle , 100 celsius under load. Temps. with EVO 28 celsius idle , <60 celsius under load. 4/5 start because of the stock cooler.
It's fast and I like it, but I had trouble with the integrated graphics
Ben R., Amazon
20 February 2014
Summary: I have this processor is in a work computer, but it is noticeably faster than the processor in my gaming computer. My gaming computer has an i7 930 overclocked to 3.85GHz. This 4770 at stock clocks is noticeably faster. If this wasn't in a work computer, I would buy a 4770k instead because the 4770k has an unlocked multiplier, which would allow me to overclock it by increasing the multiplier. The only problem I had with this processor is with the integrated graphics.
Pros: Fast, low power usage, and it stays cool with the stock fan and heatsink inside a case with proper ventilation and airflow.
Cons: My first processor was, surprisingly, DOA. In the 20 years I've been building PC's, I've come across my fair share of bad parts, but the processor has never been one of them until now. When my new system wouldn't fire up, I was convinced it was the motherboard, PSU, memory; anything other than the CPU. There's a first time for everything. I RMA'd it with NewEgg and had my replacement in less than a week.