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Pros: Awesome workload response and performance and a lower power footprint! Coupled with an SSD boot drive this thing is incredibly fast as a desktop unit. For the non or ocassional gamer it's ideal. Turboboost works great for the occassional heavy spreadsheet calculations, rendering, scientific or engineering calculations and media conversion load on a EVGA Z68 SLI micro motherboard. I did not use the stock Intel cooler but substituted a Coolmaster Hyper212 plus cooler and running an average of 27C to 29C under most workloads. Highest temp seen so far on any core is 37C with turbo boost on for an extended time doing heaving engineering and scientific calculations and rendering. This compares to the over 60C and higher experienced using the stock Intel cooler.
Cons: Runs hot with Intel stock cooler. Suggest using a Coolmaster Hyper212 plus or better instead.READ FULL REVIEW