It should be obvious that the LGA1366 processor socket and platform is nearing the end of its life cycle. In all honesty, it lasted quite a bit longer than most of us thought after the release of Lynnfield and now Sandy Bridge into the same enthusiast market. What can I say, some people just love their Core i7-920 processors to no end ? we have a couple of them running in various outposts here still as well. If you are looking to build one of the fastest computers in the world and can deal with the fact that the Core i7-990X might be the top-out point for the platform, then Nehalem will fit the bill and I don?t think you will ever regret the design while using it."
Any major computer upgrade generally requires a full software reinstall too. No so if you heed the advice in the guide to Upgrading a Motherboard without Reinstalling. PCSTATS Tips