Zusammenfassung: I bought this along with various upgrades to replace my old desktop that ran a AMD athlon X2 that I used for a little over a year. My old desktop was a Lenovo dual-core (3.0ghz) which had a kingston 4b ram 1333MHZ, cooler master 500 watt PSU, and a Asus HD5XXX video card. (added a few upgrades to play the games that I had) I've done a few builds for friends, and they went with the AMD route, cheap and satisfying.
Zusammenfassung: This CPU is great. It hasn't let me down. OC with my motherboard is a little tricky but it is still a great product. Nothing wrong with the CPU, its the MB that is being difficult. It is fast for what you pay for. So the price of the CPU is well worth it.
Zusammenfassung: Love this cpu. Handles every game I throw at with ease. Playing BF3 at ultra settings with my 580gtx never dipping below 56 fps on full 64 man server. Its just too bad for me I don't ( or rather don't know how) to oc.
Zusammenfassung: If you're looking for a CPU for gaming, look no further, the 2500K is perfection, even at stock speeds, nothing else beats it. This processor gets a 7.5 in Windows Experience Index and easily pushes 7.9 (Max on W7 64bit) after overclocking to 4.5ghz~. If you check the internet for comparisons between this and the 2600k (i7) there is barely anything in it and there will be no gain in gaming AT ALL.
Zusammenfassung: This thing is amazing, it's not an extreme processor, but for the value it's amazing. I upgraded from an e6600 processor(after about five-six years of use) and saying the difference is between night and day would be putting it lightly. I am running this thing at 4.3ghz with an H100 CPU cooler from Corsair and it runs cool. I decided on getting this over the 2600k because I would not see a significant difference between the two and I don't need hyper threading.
Zusammenfassung: Installation instructions where rather simplistic, but complete none-the-less. Motherboard read it just fine and at the correct speeds. I switched out the pre-existing thermal compound for a premium one, and doing so was hassle free. I probably didn't have to, but the fact that I could without difficulty is a positive aspect.