Which is probably a perfectly good heatsink, but most people who are building their own system will be using some form of non-standard cooling system, so you're paying for something you don't need. I don't know whether it's possible to buy it without the heatsink, but if I'd known I'd have searched harder.
Apart from that, it's an i7; it installs quickly and easily, and should be a little faster and run a little cooler than a Sandy Bridge i7.
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