Summary: I bought the motherboard and the proccesor i7 here in amazon, is a great product i have been using for over a year my computer and has not giving me any problems. The shipping was fast and the product arrives in excelent condition.
Summary: I put together a new computer from scratch for the first time, instead of rebuilding existing units. I definitely needed to rebuild a few before trying this, BUT Intel and the other companies ARE making it much easier to do this.
Summary: This processor is really great and I do not have any problems with the system getting sluggish at all. Just the standard fan that comes with it did not keep it cooled down to the point where I would have liked it. So, I went and got another fan to help keep it cooler than 50 degrees Celsius.
Summary: After a horrible experience ordering an i7-860 through eBay and having an i7-860s arrive, a seller that threatened to pack his tent in the night and leave me stranded, and having to go PayPal Claim "up in that" to get my money back, this was a great experience.
Summary: Ok, I just bought this processor from Micro Center in Long Island, NY for $229 (10-26-2010). I haven't even built the machine yet, but I jumped at the i7-870 just because it was so cheap. I'll update this later when I have the rest of the parts. Hope I could save you a few bucks.
Summary: Its a very good and fast processor. But I think it worked faster with jobs in parallel. Sometimes it seems a serial processor. My operating system is windows 7 64 bits. It's a very silent processor. Overall, I am satisfied.