Summary: The Xeon processors can work as a regular Cpu for desktops! This one performs just like i7 4770! If you dont wanna overclock, go for it! Cheaper with the same perfomance! You can use regular LGA 1150 MoBos, just like you would buy for your i3/i5/i7! (Check the cpu list on the manufac.website) Till now, working 100%!!!
Summary: This is a great CPU if you don't need integrated graphics, and you want to save a few dollars on what is essentially a 4770 (non-K). Despite being a server/workstation CPU that would normally be paired with a server/workstation oriented chipset, it works great on a Asus Gryphon Z87 motherboard. Using this CPU with a Z87 chipset will prevent certain technologies from being enabled. Primarily vPro and VT-d. Other (virtualisation) technologies like VT-x work fine.
Pros: Great server CPU at a great price! I paired with ASUS P9D-E/4L ATX Server Motherboard LGA 1150. This is my third Haswell socket and all are excellent. No issues or problems at all. Very smooth. Running Windows Server 2008 R2 with Remote Terminal Services. Internet terminals are very fast and smooth.
Cons: If you use this CPU on a server board, it may require ECC registered RAM. Newegg details may not indicate this although the board mfg websites will. No biggie, but if you purchase the wrong RAM, a server board may not boot.