Summary: Only issue keep in mind cooling wise this chip is known to have to be relided for better performance. However downside you will certain need heat gun, specialized pry tool also voids warranty. I've used EK Supreme Elite combo with XSPC AX 360 still find lacking clocking at 4.8 Ghz mark.
Summary: Just built a Monster Rig using this cpu with Asus Black Edition x79 board. Have my cpu at 4.8Ghz with 1.3 Vcore. 64 gigs Corsair Dominator Platinums 2400mhz. In current rig this cpu is a absolute Beast for all I throw at it. Which is great means I can move onto more demanding tasks.
Pros: Fastest cpu for lga2011., Great for Rendering.
Cons: Might be overkill for avg user., Price if cant drop $1200 on 1 peice of hardware
Summary: I was very excited about my new computer. i was near completely builded. I ordered the Intel 4960x, however seller shipped me a wrong item. I never got to use my new processor. instead, i went to microcenter purchased a 3960x instead. since it was on sale for $700.00.
A Great CPU Low Temps 20c-24c at idel OC with no issues.
13 October 2013
Summary: Not sure why this is "Under Review", I have one from Amazon Prim and then temps are low and the Speed it great for OC. Intel® Extreme Tuning Utility show that it is as an i7-4960X as the tool that came with my Motherboard. At $999.99 Prim Amazon is the place to buy it.
Summary: could not clock as high as my old Sandy Bridge but doesn't really matter because clock for clock it's faster anyway so as an example Sandy Bridge 4.8 equals Ivy Bridge 4.6not to mention native PCIe 3.0 and an excellent IMC all around good product you pay for what you get