Originally Posted by Blackout621
Only reason you should consider this is if you need the extra PCI lanes for multiple graphics cards and have no need for a 3930k or 3960x.
Those extra lanes and bandwidth don't do much either way for most people. The only real reason I could see in this is for getting Ivy Bridge-E later, but considering we've seen this before; that Core i7 920 owners are asking if it's even worth upgrading to a hex core LGA 1366 when better and cheaper stuff is out now, I think that's a perk that's not going to be as good in practice as it sounds in theory. Consider than a Core i5 Ivy Bridge will be cheaper and better, and Haswell and it's die shrink may very well make it worse to want to choose an overpriced, old LGA 2011 against... we'll, I'm hazarding a guess that we'll be seeing it again, but that's just my opinion. It's not an entirely useless chip though, but if I were buying now, I'd wait on an Ivy Bridge Core i5 or Core i7, as it's cheaper or about the same price, but better now than this. By time you want better in the future, I'd rather choose a cheaper and newer/better mainstream part than an old, inflated one.