Summary: Performance quality at performance price. Yes, this is an expensive chip. The extra cache is great, and is where the cost is. I had issue with the motherboard not liking this CPU, however upon investigation it was the RAM causing the issues and the error code was wrong. I have this with a liquid cooled system for the CPU only and it has never crossed 55 degrees, even under stress. Benchmarking over 3x the average system and this has not been stressed to it's limit.
Summary: http://www.amazon.com/AMD-FX-Series-Eight-Core-Processor-FD8350FRHKBOX/dp/B009O7YUF6/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1370467656&sr=8-1&keywords=amd+8+core+processor Go to it 8 core 4GHz id rather get this AMD one and its only 190$ i like intel but AMD 8 cores wooooo crazy.
Summary: I bought on feb.18.2013 a processor intel i7-3960 Extreme, but i received instead, a processor Pentium D. What to do? I bought more: -CPU cooler Noctua NH-D14 SE2011 on march 21,2013 -Corsair dominator 32 GB DDR3 desktop memory, on march 26, 2013 -Asus Us p9x79 ws Motherboard, on feb 22, 2013 -Antec Formula thermal compound diamond, on march 25, 2013
Summary: I buy this item because it has more performance that other CPU. I like this CPU because It has 6 core and it is the most fast processor in the market. I dont compare this product because is the best in the market right now.