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Amazing chip - I7 3930K
on 22 March 2012
This chip is blisteringly fast, and very easy to overclock due to the unlocked multiplier.
I was building a new rig for my dad and money was not an object so I went for this over the 2700K and I'm glad I did. Combined with a gigabyte GA-X79-UD7 motherboard and 16GB corsair DDR3 1866 dominator memory it produces amazing results.
I was easily able to get it 24/7 stable @4.5GHZ @ only 1.28V with the ram @ 1866MHZ, I'm sure if you're willing to go above the 1.35v Intel speck limit you can easy reach 5 GHZ. Temps were very low using the corsair H100 cooler.
I have an I7 920 0verclcoked to 3.6 GHZ..3.8 with turbo boost on and it finishes Cinibench R10 in 41 seconds the 3930K rips through it in 21 seconds .. double crunching power ..
Defiantly get a good SSD though if you want to be able to really benefit from its speed.
Quite a costly chip..Amazon was the cheapest.. but if you can afford it, its defiantly the chip to buy IMO.