Intel 3.5GHz Core i7-4770K

Mid-Range Processor
Intel 3.5GHz Core i7-4770K

Compared to Ivy Bridge, this Haswell CPU is not a revelation. But it does provide better performance, and support for a half-dozen native SATA 6Gb/s ports, up from two. (The integrated graphics also roughly doubled in performance, but it won't break any records.) It's an evolutionary step up from what was already the best all-around CPU in this price range.