Summary: Bought this for a budget gaming build and it works great. Came ready to install and had no hiccups booting up the first time. Only thing is that it didn't come with very thorough instructions so a first time computer builder may need to do a little searching but otherwise a great CPU.
Summary: Bought this to upgrade a kids PC. Paired it with the MSI ZH77A-G43 mobo, been rock solid from initial post on. Plays all their games well enough for their liking, with the EVGA GT640 video card. Games such as World of Tanks, Planetside 2, Hawkens, Minecraft, Ghost Sniper, Doom3 series. All mostly on medium settings but they are thrilled with the speed of the PC. Not far behind the other kids i3-2120 running on an Asus P8H77-V with a EVGA GTX650.
Summary: I used this processor along with 6gbram and my old 6970 and a B75 chipset to make a backup Home Gaming PC. Not sure why more aren't trying this processor for the unbeatable price. I use this setup to run MMO's on a 61' 1080P set and it runs great. Too often I think people buy a mid range CPU(I3) and pair it with a low end card and expect miracles when they'd often be better with a low-priced CPU(i.e. G2020) and using the extra money to get a little higher end GPU.
Pros: Bought this to put on a MSI ZH77A-G43 that I purchased elsewhere. As a combo, they work great together, for video I bought the GT640 2GB DDR5 EVGA card from newegg. Bumped the WEI areo from the intel graphics score of this CPU's integrated graphics from 1.0 to 7.1. CPU get 6.8. Plays the games my son wants without issue, of course not any of them on max settings
Cons: While I try to research as best I can, I neglected to check with intel about what memory this CPU handles. Max it handles is 1333 Mhz. I had also purchased from newegg 8GB of F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL (2x4GB). No way for it to run at 1600 with this CPU. Not really an issue for me, WEI is still 7.8 for the RAM.