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9 July 2019
The performance of this product is flawless. It is a powerhouse in the CPU market and this Amazon page is a great buy.
One thing you should defiantly note is that you MUST buy your own thermal paste separately as the pre-applied thermal paste is garbage. Remember to remove the pre-applied thermal paste before applying your own with some rubbing alcohol. The pre-applied paste transfers heat so poorly my system (with 5 case fans and very good airflow) was running this CPU at 91 degrees celsius IDLE (My CPU usage was at 7%)(this should be no more than 35 degrees Celsius ) I was too afraid to run any stress tests or play games with the CPU already overheating with the worry that it might fry under pressure.
This was not meant to make you hesitant about this product! Go for this CPU it is amazing just its thermal qualities need manual work for its full potential to be reached. (Especially with overclocking which I was not doing BTW)