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Pros Best bang for the buck in the market; I bought it last year and it still delivering great performance.
Cons You don't have that satisfaction that intel gives you after spending on a over-priced product; thanks to marketing and branding.
Summary If you're a gamer don't bother with anything else this has all the power you need. Invest that hard-earned money in a good GPU instead. I also needed to upgrade my wife computer who was running a athlon X2 and bought that.
Pros It works Its cheap $100 Its price/performance cannot be beat
Cons A little loud (may want to change stock processor) Not able to handle best games out there at highest settings
Summary Overall, it's been working fine so far and has only hit a maximum temperature of 54 degree celsius. I would highly recommend this cpu for a budget build and the hyper evo 212 if the noise is annoying, however I do not find it much of a problem.
Cons The packaging was very poor the processor was sitting on top of the padding and was not protected at all and i hope it works
Summary Theres a lot of padding but theres no padding on top of the CPU so if it fell it would be broken from hitting the top of the box since the pins are Very Sensitive needs more improvement with packaging
Summary If you want a low end chip to do low end things, this works great. Unless you are worried about the newest games or crunching huge numbers, this chip is A+ with the deals/sales that are available
Pros Stable 4.5GHZ clock on air cooling. Good price.
Cons Single threaded performance. This will bottleneck a higher end GPU in CPU intensive games.
Summary I originally had this chip paired with a GTX 660, the performance was up to par with what I expected out of the card. Ran most games on High - Ultra.
After a lot of reading online, I bought a GTX 780, under the impression the CPU would not bottleneck it. This is absolutely not true, as the cpu stutters and hangs in graphic and !physics! intensive games such as FarCry 3, Crysis 3, and Metro Last Light.
Overall it's a solid entry level cpu, lots of fun to overclock. It's more than capable of handling most games on high settings, but will not fare that well with a top tier video card. If you do planning on going GTX 770 (or ATI equivalent) or higher get the 8350 or the loveable i5 and save yourself some trouble.
Summary I got this cpu for my broter,it came in a bundle deal with a ASUS M5A97 R2.0 motherboard. Great band for the buck if your looking to build a gaming rig and don't have a lot of money. This is not a great combo. Cheap and not really powerfull
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