Paired this with a ECS A885GM-A2 mobo, works really well for my NAS system. If you want some power behind your CPU, probably better to go with a phenom, but thsi one will do the trick for general purpose use, and it was quite cheap. I'm pleased.
Came with a CPU fan and heatsync (non-oem CPUs do of course), and putting it in was a snap (literally, just drop it in and snap the fan on, greased up and ready to go already).
Bought this in conjunction with a motherboard and memory to update an older system. I was surprised at how capable this chip is running W7 very well with a fast boot and great performance. I am not gaming so I have no idea how it will run in that situation but for an economical good performing desktop at a fraction if Intel prices this is the one. Delivery was fast and the price was right.
This CPU has handled multiple app's. with ease in the two years that it has been operating in my HP microtower. That's why I've decided to use this new one in a project that I'm working on. Sure, there are faster processors but this one serves it's purpose nicely.
This is a pretty decent CPU for the price of a NEW one that comes with the heatsink and cooling fan. Perfect for the inexpensive system that I have built for my little girl. Easy to install and runs great at 3GHZ. I would recommend this CPU to anyone!