Love the CPU, but Hate the Heat Sink/Fan Fasteners
1 week 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: 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.
Summary: I bought this to improve my current machine I now I can tell that this is very very fast. I`m using it mainly for gaming but daily task like encoding, un/zipping, transfers, multitask, etc it flies without a glitch. Gaming is improved too and I`m sure this one will give the battle for long long time.
Pros: This CPU is QUICK and definitely worth the money! I have no gripes with this when it comes to multitasking! I love the hyper-threading and I take advantage of it when recording games like SWTOR and Minecraft! Very impressive CPU! You wont be disappointed with this one!