Joined on 09/25/15
The best you're gonna get for a hundred bucks
Overall Review: If you're upgrading from an old DDR3 build this is the most obvious option if you're frugal. It's got everything you'll need from low wattage to a very nice boost clock to decent memory speeds for what you're paying. No overclocking, voltage changes, or cooling worries required for usually $90 (sometimes on sale too). I'm upgrading my brother's old 4770k to this and I'm certain he'll be happy. I'm surprised Intel managed to pull something so cheap out like this given the specs; definitely gives me hope, but I'm fond of AMD myself. The opposite end of the ladder is the 3300x and I think it's a slight up on this for a little bit more cash, but either way you're getting a great deal. If you're just getting into building or tired of your dusty old build and you don't want to burn your wallet this is a great way to go. Obviously if you have the budget and you want to go higher (maybe looking to grab a 6-core or 8-core or you're wanting to do editing), I implore you to check other options but this is very good.