Summary: This is the CPU for CAD, 3D art, animation & rendering and video compositing. It is Socket B (LGA 1366) so it can handle anything the most demanding of these apps can hurl at it, and nobody really gives a rat's posterior about Generation 2+ protections when it means crippling the CPU. This thing is no cripple. This thing means business.
Summary: I have this processor in my ibuypower gaming desktop.The most awsum processor I have had so far.A must have and a very good buy,even though it cost a fortune.I didn't have to spend $1000 for this processor.I got the whole desktop with the processor for $475.It was slightly used but refurbished.
Summary: If you are building the top gameing system you love how the i7-975 Extreme makes the system run very cool and quite.I am running this cpu and 3 XFX 5050 black edition 24gig memory 4Terbits of storeage,128SSD for the op system.
Summary: Great processor . Blazing fast runs cool. Comes with a huge heat sink and fan which runs between 42 degrees C to 52 Degrees C in my system. The i7 975 Performs as advertised. Excellent product for any serious gamer. Speed is teriffic, runs at 3.33 GHz. No need to over clock this baby. I am very please that I selected this i7 processor for the heart of my new system.