on February 5, 2013
If your considering buying this CPU, I would recommend purchasing an aftermarket heat sink and fans. Used this CPU with the Asus Sabertooth Motherboard and found the CPU was running hot. If you want your CPU to last the test of time then heat is your enemy. Under high loads without an after market cooler I was recieving critical heat messages from the on board sensors that came with the Sabertooth Motherboard. Since the after market CPU cooler and silent fans the top heat levels I recieve are 27 degrees celcius which is an except heat level compared to the 97 degrees I was recieving with the stock cooler. Othe then that this CPU has been fast and reliable well worth the money if you swap out the stock Cooler and fan.
on January 28, 2013
I did not use, nor test it on games which i believe would give a better/best mark.
My computing as a fast info retriever/user with fast clicking attitude, did not pass my expectations,
though my PC tops and exceeds all hardware components.