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Intel Core i3-2120 Sandy Bridge Dual-Core 3.3 GHz LGA 1155 65W BX80623I32120 Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2000

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  • 32nm Sandy Bridge 65W
  • 3MB L3 Cache
  • 2 x 256KB L2 Cache
  • Intel HD Graphics 2000

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The Intel Core i3 processor family with Intel HD Graphics delivers a revolutionary new architecture for an unparalleled computing experience.

As the first level in Intel's new processor family, the Intel Core i3 processor is the perfect entry point for a fast, responsive PC experience.

This processor comes equipped with Intel HD Graphics, an advanced video engine that delivers smooth, high-quality HD video playback, and advanced 3D capabilities, providing an ideal graphics solution for everyday computing.

A smart choice for home and office, the Intel Core i3 processor also features Intel Hyper-Threading Technology, which enables each core of your processor to work on two tasks at the same time, delivering the performance you need for smart multitasking. Do not let too many open applications slow you and your PC down. Get smart performance now.


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  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years
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Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
Verified Owner
1/ 5
If it says from EOl tech dont order it 6/5/2019 6:24:11 PM

Pros: great proccesor

Cons: Did an order from EOL and after 2 weeks did not get it. I contacted newegg and EOl just said they would reverse the order. Huge waste of time.

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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Excellent Proc! best bang for the buck! Still running strong! 12/19/2016 10:25:12 AM

Pros: I bought this for my HTPC setup, used several parts off my older 2009 gaming system when I built a new one and am really surprised how this processor doesn't flinch at all with windows 10 and running any media like Netflix, Crunchyroll and other media apps. I don't game much on it but even running World of Tanks and World of Warships at nominal settings ~40PFS.

Cons: Wish it was like the newer i3s with 2 more virtual cores

Overall Review: Great for desktops that are not graphic intensive or for HTCPs! Keep it up Intel!
HTPC set up:
Rosewill 850 watt PW supply (RX850-S-B - Xtreme Series 850-Watt Active PFC) & case (R519-BK)
BIOSTAR H61MGC LGA 1155 Intel H61 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
Intel Core i3-2120 Sandy Bridge Dual-Core 3.3 GHz
PNY XLR8 Enthusiast Edition GeForce GTX 580 (Fermi)
2x G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333
Seagate 600 Series 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
ST3500413AS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache
SAMSUNG Black Blu-ray Combo SATA Model SH-B123L/RSBP
Was running Windows 7, now 10! Boots up in 15 seconds

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Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
Verified Owner
4/ 5
Ehh. 2/8/2015 2:56:57 PM

Pros: Brought new life to my PC, switching from a core 2 duo with 3 gigs of DDR2 (800 MHz) to an i3 and 4 gigs of DDR3 (1333). Much better, but I could've gone a different route.

Cons: Outdated. Prime during its own time, but is now old.

Overall Review: Got this from an Intel fanboy who convinced me that buying his old Intel i3 that is 2 generations outdated was better than buying a new AMD vishera 6-core. Not exactly the case. Doesn't overheat, and it cost me 50 bucks, but I would've rather payed $150 for the AMD and an aftermarket cooler to keep it cool.(because AMD runs hot)

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
3/ 5
meh 8/26/2014 7:34:00 AM

Pros: None really besides price

Cons: Slow - Dont think you will be doing any multitasking with this

Overall Review: Upgraded about 3 months of having this to an i5 2500k highly suggest that if you can pick one up

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Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
Verified Owner
1/ 5
Powers on for 1 second then :( 4/17/2014 9:57:28 AM

Pros: Ostensibly Compatible with EVGA Z68 FTW 160-SB-E689-KR LGA 1155 Intel Z68 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Extended ATX Intel Motherboard.

Cons: ^-In practice, not s'much.

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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Perfectly Adequate i3 2120 3/16/2014 8:59:03 AM

Pros: Ran this processor for over a year until I was able to replace it with an Ivy Bridge quad-core. It ran all of my applications and games perfectly adequately. 1920x1080 video decoded perfectly using software decoding, games ran smooth.

It has been handed down into new computers twice now and continues to run perfectly.

Rock solid for a budget processor!

Cons: Weak integrated video.
Intel's stock coolers are a joke.
A LOT of force had to be exerted to clamp down the processor in it's socket.

Overall Review: Make sure to turn off the integrated video in your bios right away if you have a discrete video card.
Replace the stock heatsink as soon as possible.

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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
i3 2120 1/18/2014 12:13:53 PM

Pros: Great budget gaming CPU. I play Skyrim, Assassins Creed 4, DayZ and Bioshock Infinite and this processor keeps me close to 60fps in all of them with my GTX 760. Great for PCSX2, runs Shadow of the Colossus (the most demanding game for the PS2 emulator) without a problem. Definitely the best ~$125 processor when I bought this in July 2012.

Cons: Not a quadcore. No overclocking options. Better 3rd/4th generation i3s out now.

Overall Review: Has lasted me a year and a half without any hiccups at all. Plan on upgrading to an i7 for my gaming rig soon and throwing this CPU into a low wattage server/HTPC.

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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Works as intended 1/7/2014 11:53:51 AM

Pros: - Fast
- Good price
- Everything as advertised

Cons: - None

Overall Review: I bought this for my parents' computer build. I wanted something cheap, but which, when paired with a SSD, would give them a speedy boot up.

Not much else to be said, really. The product arrived quickly and has worked as advertised. It's certainly an improvement in every way over the 6-year-old core we had previously. Haven't had any flaws yet and I'm certainly happy with it.

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