Summary: Thanks to this seller, my long disheartening search is over. I searched for months for a specific replacement for my now obsolete mother board and was nearly out of options until I found Mustang 717! Yahoooooo! Thanks! It was and is working perfectly!
Pros: This processor runs wide open 24/7 in my InWin Ironclad case. It is rock solid. I do not use it for gaming. The system is also equipped with 3 video cards; 2 nVidea GTX 550Ti's and an AMD 7770. It does what I want it to do and has been for nearly 2 years.
Cons: The price is a bit exorbitant. Well, OK, it is extremely exorbitant. I feel I should have actually been able to build a Xeon machine for this price.
Summary: OBSD 800D G.1 sniper mobo 990x 4.7GhZ Mushkin 12Gig ram 8 Latency x2 Zotac AMP GTX 580's x1 Aglity 3 SSD 240 4-1TB HHD's x1 VR 150 gig drive 1050 mushkin PSU. Win. 7 Ultimate Not too bad right. maybe i'll upgrade to the next gen. some time.
Pros: Fantastic O.C potential, Kicks tail on everything I throw at it from 3D rendering, to heavy gamming. Currently sitting at 4.7 GhZ pared with Mushkin Black Line 8-8-8-24 Triple chan. Currently keeping cool with H100 close water loop, highest its gotten was 45c. Prime 95 88c. for about 8 hours. Sur...
Cons: There are no cons at this moment, nor i doubt there will be.