Pros: Overclockable, runs cool, fast!!
Cons: R U Kidding me?
This CPU is one of the best when it came out. Can be bought at Microcenter for around $159.99. Easily noticed a difference in gaming compare to older processor such as Phenom II X4 955. Runs really cool and even stays cool when overclocked too! Can be overclocked high! (i.e. ~4.4-5.0Ghz!) Intel may have produced the best chip in any generation to date (All Sandybridge series). The fact that it comes without a HD graphics embedded is a plus. Face it, you're buying a dedicated graphics card with this thing, not use some HD whatever graphics Intel puts in. Easy to overclock and definitely bang for the buck!