Seller answered all questions, arrived quickly, good price, works great.
Griff Brown, Amazon
5 March 2014
Summary: Five star recommendation! Initially I had some concerns on purchasing a used cpu which I expressed with the seller, he assured me it was fine and if I had any problems I could send it back. Happy to report, no problems and it works like new.
Summary: Yeah, new is better...NOT. I'll stack up my LG1133 X58 i7-980X 6-core against and 3rd gen quad. Those of you that believe that newer and cheaper CPU's are better simply want to justify to their wives and parents why7 they need to buy a new machine. Don't let em do it Mom.
Summary: The seller Mustang717 has shipped product on time as promised and the condition of the retail box was good, no damage. I would recommend others to buy items from this seller. I have not installed the CPU into my Gigabyte X58OC motherboard yet but I will do this soon. I will have another review on this CPU performance after installation. I hope it will exceed my expectation. Update on Sept.
Summary: Yes, it's for an X58 motherboard. Yes Sandy bridge has been out for a while. Yes, you can overclock the crap out of it. General observation: If you have a case with a side window and hate blue LEDs, you'll need a different cooler: It has them, and you can't turn them off.
Summary: Update: Sorry it took me so long to get back to this review but things have changed. I don't know what happened but now it only takes me 40 min to burn a DVD with this Intel Core i7-980X Extreme edition Processor. I changed to Pinnacle Studio 16 for editing. I am not sure if this is the reason it is faster. This Intel Core i7-980X Extreme edition Processor is a WASTE of money! I edit video and burn it to a DVD in Pinnacle Studio 12.
Summary: Seriously, I don't really know what to say about this chip. I'm running this chip + Asus P6X58D-E + GTX 580 + 24GB DDR3-1333 + Corsair H60. It's absolutely incredible. Overclocks like a dream with the unlocked multiplier (just ticked up the multiplier to get 4.14GHz and added a little more voltage). It's pricey, but if you've got the money and want one of the craziest, fastest, highly over-clockable CPUs on the planet, then you'll be incredibly pleased with the i7 980x.