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Intel Core i3-2120T Sandy Bridge Dual-Core 2.6GHz LGA 1155 35W BX80623I32120T Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2000

  • 32nm Sandy Bridge 35W
  • 3MB L3 Cache
  • 2 x 256KB L2 Cache
  • Intel HD Graphics 2000
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The 2nd Generation Intel Core processor family desktop is the next generation of 64-bit, multi-core desktop processor built on 32- nanometer process technology. Based on a new micro-architecture, the processor is designed for a two-chip platform consisting of a processor and Platform Controller Hub (PCH). The platform enables higher performance, lower cost, easier validation, and improved x-y footprint. The processor includes Integrated Display Engine, Processor Graphics, and Integrated Memory Controller. The processor is designed for desktop platforms. It supports up to 12 Processor Graphics execution units (EUs). The processor is offered in an 1155-land LGA package.


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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


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  • Anonymous
  • 7/20/2014 7:44:11 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsRuns esxi 5.5 great!

Pros: This is a great cpu to get for an htpc build or home server build on a budget. I already had an lga1155 board and didn't want noise, heat or a power hog. I did however want it to run my esxi server with all my vms and this cpu does not disappoint. I have a fedora vm hosting http/plex media server/samba(Windows file sharing), ubuntu running sickbeard/sabnzb/headphones/couchpotato, pfsense acting as router/dhcp/security appliance. rig runs at ~65 watts due to all the hard drives but its silent and 0 heat.

Cons: 0 cons. I'm actually glad Intel made low tdp cpus for this socket. Saved me from upgrading a board.

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  • Anonymous
  • 3/8/2014 4:52:37 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNo dust..

Pros: Generates very little heat if any......... Fan speed set to 1 in bios. awesome
Processor Intel Core i3-2120T Sandy Bridge 2.6GHz LGA 1155 35W Dual-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2000..Windows experience index scores "6.9".. if your building a ITX system a must have for 1155 socket........ no noise on dust no fuss... 35 watts my friends!

Cons: .001

Other Thoughts: If your building a system from scratch go with Intel Core i3-4130T Haswell 2.9GHz LGA 1150 35W Dual-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4400

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  • mark n.
  • 10/23/2013 10:33:48 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsoutstanding for light usage server

Pros: the little devil works great and is simple to cool with large passive heat sink. mine is in a lian li mini-itx case and i sit the monitor on top of it. it doesn't make a sound and it's in the bedroom running 24x7. highly recommend it

Cons: none at all. no regrets so i bought a second one for another machine i built for my daughter in college.

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  • Anthony D.
  • 5/17/2013 9:53:55 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat entry-level CPU

Pros: Low price, low power consumption, low heat. Handles 1080p+ video streaming and any other basic computing tasks with ease. Much to my surprise, it could actually handle XCOM: Enemy Unknown at ~20 fps without a separate video card, so some gaming wouldn't be out of the question either, just so long as you aren't wanting to play anything demanding, like a modern FPS title.

Cons: None, just so long as you have realistic expectations of the performance you're going to get at this price.

Other Thoughts: Hard to beat for an entry-level or media PC.

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  • Justin T.
  • 3/2/2013 9:20:10 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Works well for my home server/HTPC that is on 24/7. No issues thus far. Plus, it handles HD video by itself no problem.

Cons: None.

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  • Jason S.
  • 2/9/2013 3:18:21 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPerfect for a HTPC build

Pros: -low electricity usage, 35W
-more than enough cpu/gpu power to watch 1080p blu-ray movies, netflix streaming, huluplus, etc...
-my cpu I was able to undervolt by -0.140V offset, which is impressive!
-low profile heatsink and fan, perfect for a HTPC case with virtually no extra space to spare
-my whole htpc only uses 29W at idle and 35-40W while watching HD content

Cons: -sandy bridge, I'm sure there will be ivy bridge 35W options out soon
-pricey, but you get what you pay for, I paid for future proofing

Other Thoughts: i3 2120T
ASRock H77M
4GB DDR3 ram
LG blu-ray drive
160GB hdd (soon to be replaced by a ssd)
Corsair CX430M PSU
Lian Li PC-C50B case

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  • Anonymous
  • 1/23/2013 7:33:25 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsHTPC

Pros: A nice low power i3 for my HTPC. It sips power now. I only have one 80mm fan running at an inaudible speed. The processor rar passively with a Mini Ninja Rev.B cooler. Didn't top 50c while encoding media.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: I have since put this processor in our kitchen HTPC. It is an Mini ITX system. Average operating temperature is between 30c & 40c. It's average power use for the whole system is 35 watts.

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  • Anonymous
  • 1/6/2013 10:16:46 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
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5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Worked as expected. Low power ==> small heat sink.

Cons: None

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  • Alex A.
  • 11/26/2012 11:58:17 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsLow Power CPU!

Pros: Low Power Consumption
Built-in Video

Cons: Faulty Heat Sink Cement

Other Thoughts: I bought this CPU to use in a low power and silent home theater PC (HTPC). The entire computer uses about 45 watts on average, which is 1/3 the power usage of the HTPC it replaced.

My previous HTPC used an AMD chip which claimed it could play back HD video. While it was able to do so, the refresh rate made the picture look unnatural, and resizing windows caused a 1-2 minute video sync to take place. On my new HTPC, this Intel processor handles HD video playback beautifully. When resizing windows during playback, the video syncs within 2-3 seconds.

My only complaint is with the heat sink cement that comes with the bundle. Basically, the cement is already attached to the heat sink, and it is supposed to melt onto the CPU as it gets hot for the first time. This connection between the heat sink, cement, and CPU is supposed to enable heat to dissipate quickly. The BIOS reported that the CPU was operating hotter than the maximum recommended temperature. To resolve the issue, I scraped off the existing cement and replaced it with Arctic Silver thermal compound (which I had on hand). Almost instantly, the CPU ran 20 degrees Celsius cooler, and it was near the lower end of it's acceptable temperature range.

When I build a HTPC in the future, I will definitely use an Intel "T" processor.

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  • Jason k.
  • 10/29/2012 9:14:41 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsupdate to prior post

Pros: Low wattage CPU, good onboard graphics, lots of horsepower for low wattage personal computer.

HTPC or standalone server this is a great buy. Read on with the review but in the end, I would buy this CPU again.

Cons: This is not a con. I put it in this area because its my own con. I used this CPU to run my home server 2008 R2 and later installed ESX. I ran a virtual domain without any issues, 2 Windows 2008 R2 servers, 2 Windows 7 and 2 XP. I later upgraded to a Xeon CPU. For the intended purpose of a stand alone server this CPU is great, to run a couple VMs its a good choice. Running many VMs its time for a Xeon. That was my goof but I didn't see myself going that big that fast.

Other Thoughts: I pulled this CPU and threw it into a computer that I built for my parents. With the choice in case, CPU heatsink and PSU the computer is 100% silent. Tied with a SSD the computer is awesome. I didn't build them a powerhouse but it worked out very well. Can handle multitasking, HD video and provides snappy response with applications. Biggest advantage was onboard video and low wattage pull, was able to drop down on the PSU wattage. Awesome CPU.

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