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Best CPU choice for high end system
on February 6, 2012
I waited up at night for these to go on sale. I bought one on launch day and have been using it 24/7 since late November.
This CPU is amazing, it clocks to 4.8 GHz on water @ 1.34v and never gets above 60c even 24/7 prime95 stress test.
It runs 16GB of DDR3 @ 2133 with no problem, with 9 CAS, all at stock memory controller voltage (I'm lucky on this one!)
Yeah, it was a bit expensive, but who cares... its the bleeding edge of technology and you're always going to pay more for something like this.
If you're going to be building a super powerful system this is the CPU for you. The 3960x is not worth the extra cost.