Summary: This is a week old but so far it's worked nicely. It's a tough little SOB because when lowering the enclosure after gingerly placing it into the mobo, the housing fell on it in a way that it wasn't supposed to (the little lever on the side isn't exactly fool proof, I learned...
Summary: Very powerful processor at a great price! I bought this product in part because I was afraid it would soon become unavailable due to the emergence of the new Haswell processors. I bought it shortly it went up in price from $274.99 to about $285.
Summary: Unless you plan on overclocking this is a great processor to get great performance while saving a few bucks. Make sure you have a well vented case or an aftermarket cooler as the processor runs very hot.
Summary: The CPU itself is great. The wires on the stock CPU fan are a bit tight. Initially, I thought this was the loudest fan I'd ever heard. Seeing my distress, my nephew pointed out that the fan blades were catching the wires.
Summary: This is a great CPU for the average user. Fantastic speeds and just works great. The stock heatsink leaves a little to be desired, but the 212+ from Cooler Master can be picked up cheaply ($20) and allow for plenty of room for overclocking.
Pros: Fast Processor, Reasonably Priced, OC'able
Cons: Lack of Unlocked Multiplayer (See: 3770k), Lackluster Stock Heatsink
Summary: Bought this to upgrade my motherboard to an Asus Sabertooth motherboard which had an i7 2700k sandy bridges CPU. Thought this 3770 Ivy bridge would speed up the PC a little or run a little cooler. Found its performance was no different than the 2700k and no cooler either.