Intel Core i7 3960X Extreme Edition Processor Unboxing

sam.chen

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Just got this in and I'm pretty excited to test it out. It'll probably be a part of the new testing setup as well. Need a mobo for it though, any suggestions?




Also, if you're interested in the Intel water cooler, it's available at Amazon for ~$90.
 

sam.chen

Administrator
Staff member
Wait, it's a LGA2011? Damn, no idea for a mobo for it then.

Edit: After looking around on PCCaseGear.com for LGA2011 boards, I'd probably go with the ASRock X79 Extreme 9 and get a pair of the G.Skill Ripjaws X F3-12800CL10Q-32GBXL 32GB (4x8GB) DDR3 kits to max out the board at it's top of 64GB (the X79 Extreme 7 maxes at 48GB in triple-channel with 6-slots).

Yup. 2011. Which means the boards are way expensive... =( sigh.... I'm looking at that Extreme 9 and I don't think it'll be in my budget. Extreme 4, maybe...
 

en510

n00b
First off holy crap * FAP FAP FAP FAP* but i personally think it's a bit overkill for any moderate to extreme gamer/ user but it is pretty none the less!

 
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