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Pros: Extremely fast.
Won't see a noticeable jump in performance going to the i7 Skylake.
Worth the few extra bucks to jump from the 6500 or 6600 to the 6600K series if you are gaming - you will see more stable framerates, and higher minimum frames per second.
Won't bottleneck with any of the newer generation video cards, GTX980, GTX1080 etc.
Cons: Doesn't come with a heatsink+fan, but no K series does, as the stock cooler isn't great for overclocking.
Other Thoughts: If you aren't going to overclock, just get the i5-6600 with the heatsink+fan assembly for free. The performance will be the same.
Upgraded from a 1st gen i7-920, definitely worth the upgrade.
Pros: Windows 10 compatible.
Much faster than the budget PNY XLR 240GB SSD I had been previously using.
Boot times are noticeably faster, and response time to drive is noticeably faster - real world performance increase, not just benchmark scores.. although the 850 EVO has great benchmarks.
Cons: No 2.5" -> 3.5" adapter included.
Other Thoughts: Great drive, I always recommend the Samsung EVO or PRO series to everyone when building/upgrading PCs.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Fast setup, chose XMP profile on my Gigabyte z170XP-SLI board, showed up at DDR4 3000 with the correct timings.
Was much cheaper than any other DDR4 memory at the same speed and timings.
Other Thoughts: Heat spreader design could be more aesthetically appealing, but I don't even have a window on my case. After all, the heat spreaders are pretty much for show.READ FULL REVIEW