Summary: I couldn't wait to receive my new CPU. It was the final part I was waiting for in order to build my new PC. Well worth the wait and all the patience. My PC runs better than anticipated. Highly recommend Intel CPU's.
Summary: Quad Channel RAM will be the only way to go for this PC enthusiast from now on. You do not think of making your main rig less than a Quad Channel rig once you get used to it. With PCIe 3.0 your video game play is always a notch better. You will not falter playing the newest games on Hi-Res everything maxed out. In fact, i7 3820 is begging for more video card. I see low CPU usage in Task Manager, maybe 20-25%.
Summary: Its a very fast and good processor with LGA2011 socket. It doesn't come with cooling system, so you have to choose one. but there is a lot of available. To install the processor is easy, its only fits in one position. but depend on the cooling system that you buy, it could be very tricky. but is very important. this kind of processor tends to get very hot and could be damaged if don't get enough hot dissipation.
Summary: At the time I bought this processor it wasn't the fastest on the market but it was very afordable. After installing one in my computer and another in my son's computer with new motherboards and ram the Microsoft performance index went up from 5.0 to 7.9. Made a big difference in the games my son and I were playing. It does not come with a heat sink so make sure you pick out one that will fit an LGA 2011 socket and within your desktop case.