Summary: If you can get your hands on this one, it's worth it.
Pros: Stable, overclocked at 4.0 without any problems at all since I bought this fine processor in 2012. Handles Witcher 3 and the likes very easily along with web building and other graphical intense programs.
Cons: Couldn't stabilize at 4.1 for some reason, even with liquid cooler.
Summary: Will give Intel 1 more try with the i7 6700K
Pros: worked great
Cons: Died in 3 years the week after warranty expired. Tested with 3 different Z77 motherboards, new PSU, new ram, and lent it to another person to test and they determined it was CPU failure also. Waste of money if you're going to have it die in 3 years
Summary: Great CPU, unless you are already running the i7 2600.
Pros: Although it is a very fast CPU, I feel like an idiot for purchasing it as there is no humanly discernible difference between this and the i7 2600 that it replaced. Both CPUs are insanely powerful. Even after a couple of years. I think it uses less power than the i7 2600. So that is a bonus. I thi...
Cons: There is less OC headroom on this than the i7 2600, but there is not really any point in overclocking something this powerful.
Pros: I went from a i5 to this i7. I am not a gamer but I need really good performance for the video work I do. Now the i5 is a great performer at 3.2 GHz but you add just .3GHz and get the i7 it's a much bigger difference than you might think. All the video work I do now easily clear and quick.
Cons: Run just maybe 2° warmer than the i5 but not enough to worry about. But though I could I am not over clocking this rig at this time and the standard heat sink is fine.
Summary: great chip, well worth it, the new ones are out and considering upgrading and moving this box to a secondary machine but it is not needed with the awesome power out put of the 3770k
Pros: Going on heavy usage almost 2 years running now, on this chip and flawless OC, to 4.9 on an asus maximus IV extreme board air cooled and never overheats, PC is rarely ever off. just saw i never gave this chip a review and needed to because it is flawless. need a high level over view go to youtube...
Pros: Great CPU Over clocks with little to no effort on a quality mb. Placed mine in an Asus Sabertooth Z77 board and the turoboost kicked in so 3.9 was there on demand. I went with quanity over quality so I went with 32gb of Corsair value ram which run as advertised, and handles the 5urbo boost to 3.9...
Cons: None other than 1155 boards are getting dated
Pros: 1155 socket is a great socket i have the 2500k and love it i got my clocks up to 5.3oc on 1.530v i know high right but that just to bench mark then cut back to 5.0 on 1.45v crazy right but love this cpu i am going to the 3770k soon or i mite just get 2600k they oc very well to