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.