Date Joined: 06/24/06
Pros: I got this free with my $25 microATX case. You can't beat free. It works and looks OK, what more do you want?
Pros: This processor is so unbelievably fast. Of course there are faster i7's on the market, but you can't beat it for the price. CPU intensive video transcoding jobs that used to take 2 hours now take 20 minutes (of course i also upgraded the RAM, so that surely helped as well). It even runs quite cool with the included heatsink and fan.
Pros: I set up 3 of these in a tri-channel setup. Unbelievably great performance for the price.
Pros: Quiet and matches well with my black case. Cords are wrapped in wire mesh which makes things less tangled.
Cons: Almost too many cords, and too long. It wasn't really a con for me because I was able to tuck the extra cords away in one of the expansion slots, but you might find it a bit much. I guess that's what you can expect with a higher end PSU though.