Get rid of the TIM Intel, go back to soldered. Charge 20$ more even.
2 weeks ago
Summary: The thermal interface material sucks. Also VRM on chip doesn't really add anything but heat. The efficiency of this at stock is more than my 2600k, but the heat from overclocking makes it harder to do so. My 2600k would reach 4.8GHZ no prob, and no noticeable heat. This one I get above 4.4 and it would stay constant 80+ degrees under load on the Frio.
Summary: I largely follow mom-champion review of products where performance is weighted with price. I read from other comments you may not want to upgrade from a step down, but it's definitely worth buying if you're building a new computer. Largely used for mmo games such as WoW DotA LoL while using eyefinity.
Summary: Background: I upgraded from an entry level machine built around an AMD Phenom II 970 BE. That system was overclocked a bit, so I already knew about overclocking. I decided to use this as the heart of my college machine because most, if not all mini-ITX mobos for AMD are not that overclocking ready. My chip sits inside a Maximus 6 Impact. Pros: One hell of an upgrade. However, I cannot compare my old system to my new one in all aspects.
Summary: Excellent purchase. Comes with a stock CPU fan which is sufficient; however, I recommend the Cooler Master HyperEVO 212 for this processor. Also comes with thermal paste, no need to purchase anything additional or spend extra money. The install is extremely easy and the processor is phenomenal.
Summary: i have been using this prodessor since a week after the launch and i couldn't be more satisfied. I can overclock this processor to 4.7-9 GHZ no problem. Still, i like to keep it at its original clock settings. at day to day usage it stays below 40C (104F) at media editing it stays below 70C. At heavy gaming -with a 660- it's the same story; around 60C. Once or twice i have seen the processor go up to 85-90C at load clocked at 4.6 GHZ. Now i would go with 4820k.
Summary: I should have read the fine print as this chip does not support virtual guests of 64 bit. I could have saved quite a bit of money for a slightly lesser (without the K) processor. Know your needs.