Summary: Update to original review posted on 07/22/2013. Proc is still performing nicely I see it has been replace by the new i7-4790K Devil's Canyon, which I'm sure is a bit faster and a improvement compared to this model, just wanted to update my review and let some of you that are on a tighter budget, or...
Pros: Excellent proc, started to go with the 3770 model to save a few $$ which would have been fine, but I like to play around with OCing a bit. Thing is I don't need to, it's installed in an Asus Sabertooth Z77 board w/32gb of Corsair ram, Installed a Thermaltake Water cooler Extreme 2.0. in a Thermal...
Cons: could have got by fine with the non K model. But may need the option to OC it in the future
Pros: First of all I have edited my previous comment from way back when. Second I am stable at 4.7 Ghz.... Ive been running my machine at 4.5 happily for the past three years and recently decided to push a bit further because a friend let me build his newer age i5 6600k machine. In doing so I wanted to...
Cons: Voided warranty after I delided it. Then again that was on me.
Summary: I've managed to OC this CPU to 4.7GHz, using a Corsair water cooling system. I simply couldn't be happier with this processor. I've had it for years and it handles every game I've installed (as of 2-20-16). I highly recommend it!
Pros: Extremely fast and capable of handling anything I can throw at it.
Summary: Keeping this chip for maybe another couple years. New processors from Intel are simply amazing, no doubt about that, but just aren't worth upgrading if you have 2600k/2700k/3770k cpu.
Pros: Strong Overclocker Handles every game like a champ No throttling issues (running a pair of 7970 Ghz edition overclocked) Low voltage with proper overclock= less heat Works excellent with Corsair H105 Haven't pushed this chip's limits
Cons: -stock heatsink/ fan is a piece of garbage -some owner's complaint of unstable overclocks past 4.1Ghz? -its like winning a lottery with chips. Some are incredible overclockers and some are just not.