Joined on 11/11/20
Hard to beat for the price. Sadly 2 different versions.
Pros: Comes with a cooler solution if you need that. Good thermals. Great 1440P performance when paired with a 3060ti. (1440P is more gpu bound then cpu in most titles).
Cons: 2 versions of this CPU with no way to tell which you are getting. (read my overall review) Limited at ddr4-2666 unless you have a motherboard that allows memory overclocking. I was shipped the G1 stepping version that is not soldered resulting in worst temperatures.
Overall Review: There are 2 stepping versions of this CPU and there is no way to know which you are getting. Core i5-10400F Stepping Q0: It is based on the IHS with a smaller thickness and that is soldered directly to the DIE of the processor. This processor will have better temperatures as it offers better temperature transfer Core i5-10400F Stepping G1: This version of the processor has the new IHS with less thickness than previous generations. It is not soldered to the DIE of the processor and is based on the conventional thermal paste commonly used by the company. We are talking about a less efficient version in terms of heat transfer. Over all at under $140 pretty hard to beat this CPU, very good performance for what you are paying. I am an AMD guy mostly but there are more choices for ITX boards with intel that and the low price is why I went with this product.