Summary: One of the most controversial processors Intel ever made, the reviews varied greatly. I read most of them prior to getting this one in 2010 and have never regretted it. This thing just never surrenders to any program or on line game I have installed. To try to push the processor to its limits, I open every game, program, and playing music the entire time and it never hiccuped, slowed down, froze or proved to me that it was a bad choice for that build.
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.