I recently built a new computer this black friday and I was trying to decide between the Intel 4 core i5 760 and Advanced Micro Devices Phenom 2 x4 965. Intel chips aren't bad, I used one in my old computer. I did a lot of research between the two CPUs and I came to the conclusion that the 965 (and 955s) give you the best bang for the buck, as they say. This cpu runs extremely well at 3.4 Ghz and can be overclocked way beyond that depending on the motherboard. The boxed fan for this unit is REALLY quiet, even when running under heavy loads. There aren't a lot of programs currently taking advantage of the 4 core system, but there will be more coming soon. This processor (unlike the lower 925's) have unlocked cores (which means it is available to overclocking on any motherboard that supports it) - which is why I bought the higher end 955-965 cpu. Overall this CPU is performing great and I am glad I went back to AMD after running my Intel Core2Duo for 3+ years. You wont be disappointed in this product!