Pros: Runs FAST, was relatively cheap, easy to overclock.
Cons: Runs hot, and not unlocked (not a "K" edition), that's about it.
I'm not going to write a lot about this and cover every aspect of this processor, but I must say that this is an amazing CPU. I have been running close to 4Ghz for 1.5 years with no problems, this processor can handle most modern tasks thrown at it, although with the speed with which technology advances, I must say that it's slowly starting to show its age, since the original models were released a bit more than three years ago. This was and still is extremely fast and will tear through almost all modern applications given a good graphics card and hard drive performance.