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Noah W.

Noah W.

Joined on 10/13/20

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Great processor considering price and my use case

Intel Core i5-10400F - Core i5 10th Gen Comet Lake 6-Core 2.9 GHz LGA 1200 65W Desktop Processor - BX8070110400F
Intel Core i5-10400F - Core i5 10th Gen Comet Lake 6-Core 2.9 GHz LGA 1200 65W Desktop Processor - BX8070110400F

Pros: Decent specs for mid to high end gaming, No doubt you'd run into a restriction of GPU in MOST gaming use cases. Pretty good mid tier as far as content creation goes, you wont be cranking out 4k video renders at blistering speeds, but in most of my uses it rendered 1080 to 1440 at a pretty nice rate considering for years I was running a i7-4790 non k edition that was a little on the slow side.

Cons: The stock cooler is not good enough for this product, Unless you get really good luck with thermals I would honestly say you are going to have issues with thermal throttling and VERY high temps, I thought at first it was just a poor installation of the stock cooler so I reinstalled it with some Noctua paste I had around. Didn't help much at all. If you wanted to game with the stock cooler you are going to be fine in like 95% of the games you play as long as they aren't too CPU intensive, so things like ARMA 3 would probably require a better cooler, and if you want to render videos AT ALL you 100% need an aftermarket cooler, I personally am getting ready to run to a Best Buy as I type this to pick one up, because I have tried the stock cooler for rendering and I'm reaching temps in the mid 90s or higher and its throttling after only about 10% of the video is rendered.

Overall Review: Overall this product is great for mid to high tier gaming and low to mid tier content creation. Would recommend especially at this price although I would strongly suggest an aftermarket cooler of some sort if you want your processor to retain lower temps under full load. 4 eggs because as usual Intel stock coolers aren't great if you have anything above the low end processors.