Most of you know I've never owned a Intel system. Well due to AMD not being able to provide a suitable gaming CPU that is about to change.
My Phenom x4 2.8Ghz@3.5Ghz has been running since 2007 and is still handling most of my gaming needs without any issues but that said I am starting to notice a CPU bottleneck in my games. 5 years is a looooong time for a system and I've decided its time to move on.
On behalf of performance fans, I welcome you to the current leader in desktop performance.
I'm really hoping that the new advancements that Anand mentioned in his podcast will come true in the next year or so. A competitive AMD would be much better than the current gen "Let's relive the P4 days from the wrong side of the fence" AMD we are stuck with.
Crusader for the 64-bit Era.
New Rule: 2GB per core, minimum.
Its up and running... Stable at 4.2 GHz @ 39°C with one single push of a button. Only thing I'm not happy with is how loud the H-80 is, but I found a step by step guide on making it quieter... not going to mess with it ATM though.