Wow, great cpu. Most processors these days are great and you won't be able to tell the difference in everyday computing. Where this cpu stands out is in multithreaded apps like blender or other creative software. Really impressive chip. I did not overclock this. Although I might experiment later I don't feel like the minor difference in performance would be worth it, it's already great. Temps are reasonable. I'm at about 68° at 100% with an evga clc 120
Very cheap price for such an amazing processor. You can do everything! ur not limited to just gaming from an i5 and even my 7700k was hitting the ceiling, this one does not, plenty of head room to do both with very good fps after a few months of them tweaking it, just getting better! Great choice for gamers that do work and or stream. If pure gaming i would probably choose an i7 but a year or 2 from now that may change as games use more cores efficiently.