Best bang for the buck for a light duty IVY Bridge CPU
Robert Kaplan, Amazon
4 February 2015
Summary: Most of you who are buying this CPU already know what this CPU does.. it's fast, the best bang for the buck.. especially for a light duty work or media pc. Just reminding you this is an IVY BRIDGE CPU.. make sure your board is IVY BRIDGE.
Excerpt: With 8 GB RAM and a Gigabyte GT 730 GPU added onto an ASRock H61M-VS4 Motherboard, the G2030 was quite capable of doing small 3D renderings in TurboCAD, and it can handle older games like Xcom and the UT series, though not on hi-res.
Summary: I have this running in a FreeNAS box running smoothly with 2 1TB WD RE4 drives. This little CPU is the little engine how could. Great buy for anyone looking for something for anything under slight gaming.