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Pros: Low power, low cost quad core with high performance on tap (3.6Ghz) when needed.
No need for aftermarket cooler unless you're pegging the processor for hours at a time.
Cons: Limited overclocking due to locked multipier. But you knew that going into this purchase, didn't you? Just think of the 3.6Ghz turbo performance as free built-in overclocking ;)
Other Thoughts: Gets 7.6 on the cpu portion of Windows Experience Index.
Actually about 3% faster than my i5-3570K (not overclocked) in 7-zip benchmark (16677 mips vs. 16186 mips). If you're not interested in overclocking, this processor is probably the best bang for your buck, especially when you factor in power consumption and cool operation with stock cooler. The highest temps I've seen when running burn-in programs is around 65 C. Typically, it'll be closer to 45-55 C under load.
Pros: More than enough headroom for most people. Probably not enough for a dual GPU system, but otherwise it's plenty.
Great reviews online for this model. It has high-end components and meets or exceeds its Gold rating in said reviews.
Good value (I got mine on sale for fity dollars)
Modular means you only use as many cables as you need and pack away the rest. Less case clutter.
Other Thoughts: It is physically larger than any other PSU I've ever seen. Rather than being square in shape, it is slightly deeper than it is wide. No concern for me, I just thought I'd mention it.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: IMO the perfect motherboard for a casual-to-moderate gamer who doesn't care about overclocking.
Great feature set, including port layout, heatsinks, plenty of PCI slots and USB ports.
Nice BIOS, easy to navigate and understand.
Took my i5-4570S with the stock BIOS version (1.50).
Cons: None for me.READ FULL REVIEW