Summary: ...ok reason why i say this is because...first ive never owned a i7 till now....dell told me what core to buy so it can fit my mobo...and of course they sent me the wrong info...so i emailed amazon explaining that it wasint there fault for the miss info i was givin...i was very polite and ask them to plz send me this one with out putting more money into the proc....i got a email in 3 minutes....explaining that they were sry for dell miss info...
Summary: I bought this processor for an old machine I have sitting at home. After months of sitting on it, I finally installed it and booted up the machine, no problems. It's fast, really fast and runs extremely cool. It's my first previously used processor purchase and I'm extremely happy with the outcome.
Summary: I have a very high end computer used for processing Hi Def movies. When I wanted to upgrade it I finally after much research bought a new motherboard and this CPU and did a complete rebuild. It has worked flawlessly since day one, is great for multitasking and very fast and is therefore highly recommended.
Summary: I had procured an Gigabyte X58 mobo at Fry's Electronics for $49.99 (was open box, only thing missing was the easy-pin connector). I needed an Intel Core i7 processor, this was exactly what I wanted! System purrs like a kitten, is extremely fast, this will become my new Windows Media Center (Windows 7). Am very happy, have a similar system at work, now want to expand the memory. Why buy an Ivy Bridge system, when you can have something just as fast cheaper!
Summary: Fast, Strong, and better than the original i7s. Overclocking is also at ease. I spent many hours testing games, softwares, apps, you name it. It was eating through these like nothing. I would highly recommend to people looking for a higher clock and paying a lower price for it than an i-7 920.