Summary: I bought this CPU for a family member budget build. It was for an older lady who did nothing beyond check emails and facebook. So this CPU isnt dead slow, nor the fastest, but its just right for what she needs. Everything was snappy for Windows 7.
Summary: I bought this to build a compact desktop which was going to be outfitted with a professional graphics card, so I was going to save my money for the card, rather than spend it on the processor. The idea worked very well with this processor model and it gets the job done. Recommended!
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.
Summary: This thing is cheap and really fast can beat processors like e8400, e8500. For this price you cant get another processor like this one, pair this with a b75 motherboard and you got a really nice cheap setup that can run a lot of new games at decent framerates
Summary: I didn't see it listed on the page, but this is the IvyBridge generation. A friend recommended this for my budget gaming build. I was skeptical and honestly believed it would hinder me. Couldn't have been more wrong. For $60 this is a steal and an impressive little chip. Don't be afraid to use this as a starting point for your gaming build, you can upgrade down the road if it doesn't meet your expectations.