Summary: Got this processor on October 2012 for $290 (was cheaper last October/November compared to now). Does every task I give it with no problems. 4.2Ghz and 40 degrees C after 2 hours of gaming looks good to me (using Cooler Master hyper 212). c$290 when I got it a year ago.. it was the best choice. However, if you are only gaming and are tight on budget then you don't need anything more than a 3570k or equivalent.