Summary: Can't speak highly enough of this CPU. They are more expensive than any other but worth the cost if you need the processing power.
Pros: Top name in the CPU business that definitely stands up to it's reputation. Used this CPU for a new gaming build and for misc home video transfers using various types of editing software as well as PhotoShop CS3. Works flawlessly and delivers everything Intel say's it does. Although the supplied c...
Pros: This is a very fast processor. I paired this with a Z97 motherboard. It's fantastic. Intel always has great processors over AMD in my own opinion. For what I need this for (non gaming), this will work great!
Pros: One of the premier CPU's on the market at the moment with an excellent price point. Runs very, very fast without overclocking, and very cool. I'd bought a watercooler for my latest build, and I'm slowly realizing that with the majority of games and CAD programs, I don't really need it. Fantastic ...
Cons: Very very slight slowdown on tri-screen monitors. Nothing to truly worry about.
Pros: I've been waiting to have a computer that was as fast as I work, and to work without loading times. This thing gives me that. Enough said. For gamers, handles everything AAA game I've thrown at it at 60 fps at 1920x1080 (BF4, CS:GO, Dota 2, Shadow of Mordor, Crysis 2).
Summary: When you see Intel you should be sold. Intel costs more, but provide not only superior performance, outstanding durability, and they rarely have issues, but when you do have an issue you don't feel dreadful because you know how amazing Intel provides their support and information.