Summary: I had waited almost 2 years to get this CPU! And, the time came when I finally broke down, and bought it. Searched, and searched, and found a buyer that was decent in price, and wasn't used--not that if it's used it's bad, but I really wanted a new one, and this was a very special build for my DragonSlayer II! The seller sold it quickly, and packaged it up really well. Thanks!
Summary: If you are looking for an amazing product to stick into your computer I would highly suggest this CPU. I run several programs and was having issues with an I3 not having enough room to run everything that I was doing. With this CPU I usually will never get over 10% used at one time and my computer runs so much smoother now too.
Summary: I built my system with the Sandy Bridge i5-2500k processor knowing that the ivy bridge would come out in 6 months or so. Finally got enough money to upgrade to the Ivy Bridge i7-3770k and it was worth it. The i5-2500k was a strong processor and it overclocked well (not great) but this 3770k is so much better I haven't even tried to overclock it.
Fast as other Intel chips, but at the core, it's power is huge
12 March 2014
Summary: This chip is amazing, as many other intel processors, but this one has a perfect balance between permormance and cost, because it seems that you can push it intenselly. Nevertheless if you don´t follow the market rules, my choice would be it's predecessor in the segment, 2600k, as well for me the perfect companion, both are similar, but IMHO, the third generation part, is a bit more responsive on Z77 platforms.