Not a bad chip i7 performance for the price of an i5. Xenons have ECC and run at lower voltages so it runs cooler, the only downside is no overclocking. It will handle anything you throw at it, just remember there is no graphics on this chip!
what do you mean? yeah, i use handbrake but what does that have to do with anything? gpu wont be a problem i already have a gtx 550 ti. would that do for mild gaming? i initially got it to help with video encoding what with the cuda cores and all.