Summary: As an engineering student, I needed the multiple cores to help improve the ability to use CAD software. This processor has absolutely shattered my expectations, not only in its ability to handle mild overclocking, but in the stability. Given the same choices, would definitely pick this up again.
Summary: Amazing product, well built, fast like a bullet! I bought this product because I wanted to try out Intel, coming from an AMD gaming computer right to the I7 4770K and wow what a difference. Its like night and day, rain and sun, wet and dry, bald and mo-hawk! you get the point. Its a great processor.
Summary: I bought this processor before Intel released the 4790k, and though the 4790k is able to handle overclocking much better, this processor at the time was the defacto standard for a high end machine.
Summary: Very happy with my purchase, great for running multiple editing programs, awesome for gaming and it was on sale :D Was time for a new machine, wanted to do a lot more gaming with 1440p res and the fm2 build I'd been using for a few years wasn't going to cut it.
Pros: Hyper-Threading, Unlocked for O/C, Decent sale prices
Cons: Luck of the draw O/C performance, Keeping it cool with the stock heatsink
Summary: For best performance and overclocking the heat spreader must be removed. Intel used a lower quality thermal paste to xfer heat between the die and the spreader. Putting a liquid block cooler directly to the die will make a world of difference in its thermal delta and ability to remain stable at over...