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Item#: N82E16819116506

Intel Core i5-3450 Ivy Bridge Quad-Core 3.1GHz (3.5GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2500 BX80637I53450

  • 22nm Ivy Bridge 77W
  • 6MB L3 Cache
  • 4 x 256KB L2 Cache
  • Intel HD Graphics 2500
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A new PC can provide you with unique and expanded capabilities. And when it is powered by a visibly smart 3rd generation Intel Core processor, it can deliver amazing performance. Smart features give your PC the ability to adapt to your needs, as well as stunning visuals built-in for an enhanced experience that you can both see and feel. You can enjoy a wide selection of entertainment, create and share your great memories, and explore and connect to what interests you most. Rediscover what's possible with a new computer. The only thing more amazing than our technology is what you'll do with it.


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


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  • Elliot V.
  • 7/27/2014 12:29:12 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood Product

Pros: Price
features
compatability

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Worked exactly as needed

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  • Joseph S.
  • 2/18/2014 1:46:43 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsFast, included heat sink not reccomended

Pros: * Lower priced than most intel i7's
* Great performance
* Don't have to purchase or install thermal paste
* included heat sink+CPU fan
* recommended for gaming
* Quality Intel support pages

Cons: * included heat sink+fan is difficult to install (see other thoughts), does not work very well once installed "properly"
* may not be the fastest processor on the market

Other Thoughts: I installed the processor with the included heat sink and the computer ran fine, for about 30-60 minutes before it "blue-screened" then would not boot up for several tries, then worked for 30-60 minutes again. I used the manufactor (Intel) site to run a diagnostic test software (stress test, temperature, power). It failed the temperature test, I refitted the heat sink and tried again five times, then I just re-installed my old heat sink+fan on this new processor and it passed. Why didn't I do that in the first place? Could have saved myself a lot of trouble.
...Why the included heat sink+fan combo is bad, is because the heat sink doesn't use screws to install into the motherboard, it uses pins instead (look up pictures of these pins if you want more information). Because of these pins, the heat sink [usually] cannot be installed firmly onto the processor. If attempted to be installed firmly, the pins tend to not hold the grip. In my experience, I could lock it down, but I could wiggle it (the heat sink).

* I' have built, assisted, observed, and taken apart multiple computers before (a dozen?).

* I chose this processor because a reputable site said this card was the most compatible with my graphics card (their stated reason being, a CPU that is too fast for the graphics card is not quite as efficient)

(if your getting the evga 650 ti ssc (company is not endorsed, but their product is important to the CPU match recommendation) I highly recommend this product)

* my performance increase was very very high, but I can only speak for myself, because I upgraded much more than just the processor in my computer.

* I will update this review along with my increased ownership.

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  • William H.
  • 9/11/2013 6:15:16 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWell worth it

Pros: -Works
-Easily overclocked 24/7 to 4Ghz without touching the voltage. 100% stable. (Haven't tried higher)

Cons: Wasn't free

Other Thoughts: Asus Z77 Motherboard and an Arctic Cooling Freezer 13 Pro for CPU cooling.

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  • Ryan F.
  • 7/1/2013 4:08:16 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome

Pros: Affordable, fast processor. No problems at all, and affordable to boot!

Cons: None.

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  • Alejandro K.
  • 6/21/2013 7:53:14 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsIntel Core i5

Pros: The processor is running great the OEM CPU cooler keep it at an avergage 35Degree C. And I got it up to 3.5 GHz with the turbo.

Cons: none

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  • Mr F.
  • 4/28/2013 2:12:31 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

5 out of 5 eggs3450 vs 3470

Pros: Ivy bridge with PCI-e 3.0 support at a reasonable price.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Researching comparing i5 chips for a new build. The i5-3450 and i5-3470 are priced the same. But, per Intel (http://ark.intel.com/compare/65511,68316 ) the 3470 supports some things the 3450 does not. Given that, if your MB choice supports the 3470, there is no reason not to go with the 3470.

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  • Barbara S.
  • 3/29/2013 6:11:42 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Cpu

Pros: Fast, Cheap compared to other models, works great for gaming on a budget.

Cons: Not a thing.

Other Thoughts: This is a great cpu if you can't afford an 3550k.

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  • Randall M.
  • 3/15/2013 8:09:13 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwsome value and performance!

Pros: Came exactly as advertised.
Its blazing fast, fast enough to do anything I want to do. Installed fast like it should.
Price was perfect.

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: I havnt had any problems with it at all.

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  • Francis L.
  • 3/4/2013 1:14:33 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsIntel i5

Pros: Very fast stable processor

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Delivered very fast.

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  • Joseph K.
  • 2/24/2013 8:04:07 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAmazing

Pros: I have been nothing but pleased.
- Very fast
- Easy to "throw into turbo"
- Runs much cooler than expected

Cons: Built in graphics. But, besides not even needing them and just feeling it was noteworthy, it's obvious and you should know before buying anyways just based on the item description. Again, noteworthy but nowhere near enough to take an egg off.

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