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As far as being relatively recent, I've gotta go with the 3930k. I sold it to a buddy a couple years ago, and it's still doing really well for a processor that's almost nine years old. Still overclocks pretty well too, but at this point he doesn't push it much. Single-core performance is showing its age nowadays, along with the ancient LGA2011 platform, but for most moderate tasks it's still fine.
 

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This was the chip that I first saw when I took apart my first computer. Started me down the right path. Legendary to me. My grandmother had one that I used to play minesweeper on when I was a boy, She was fascinated how I used to spend hours deleting useless Microsoft files to save a kilobyte or 2. When she passed, she left it to me and I dissected it.
 

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E6300
Q6600
Core i7 920
Core i5 2500K/2600K

Opteron 165

I don't consider any CPU after Sandy Bridge in this forum Legendary.
 

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First real scheduled upgrade

The 286 as it was the first in the famous series of upgrades based on the original 8086
 

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Evergreen 486 to AMD 586-133. Socket adapters are cool.

AMD K6III+ 400 with 64k L1, 256K full speed L2, 1 or 2 mb MB cache becomes L3. 4x100fsb on super 7 board, 6x 66fsb in Intel boards, or 6x100 overclocked super 7 (they changed the MB 1.5x jumper pin to 6x on the CPU). The 400 was faster than the 550 with this setting.
A die shrunk K6II with added L2 CPU cache. Only sold to laptop mfg. for backward socket compatability.A few escaped. Faster than Slot A Athlons, ran clock for clock with Pentium 3. AMD kicked their own ass with this one. I had one on an FIC VA503+ 1MB with an AGP VooDoo 5500. Socket 7 forever! Many people didn't believe they existed.
http://www.cpu-world.com/CPUs/K6-III/AMD-K6-IIIE+ 550 - K6-III+-550ACR.html

Q6600 G0. Not just because of cheap overclocking but because of the 3GHz BSEL tape mod on locked BIOS computer that had 1333fsb support. Cheap thrills.
When they got old and cheasp the QX6800 SLACP. 4GHz on a locked BIOS Pentium 4//D Dell computer. Probably my favorite.

Any of the unlocked Xeons.You know who you are, or maybe not.
 

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An E6700 with an Asus P5E3 Deluxe MB with 4 GB of Corsair Twin2X (XMS2 LED) DDR2 5400C4 ProSeries ram. Having a blast playing BF2!
Ah, those were the days.
 

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I made a lot of money back in the day upgrading PCs and XTs with NEC V20s. They were about 30% faster than the 8088/8086s, were a pin for pin drop in replacement and only cost a few bucks.
 

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For me personally it was the Pentium 200 MMX
The first PC i build.

200mhz CPU with MMX
128MB RAM
And an actual AGP slot!

All build to play MDK :)

The real legends: (imo)

I7-920/860
2500k/2600K/2700K
4790K
 

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AMD Phenom II First desktop processor too hook me into Overclocking. Electric Crack
then what seems to be the first public liquid nitrogen overcooks. First overcook I've ever seen where they were cooking with gas.
 

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Two legends come into my mind. They share almost the same name;

AMD Athlon XP 2500+

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intel i5 - 2500k

Of course there were much more powerful cpus on the market but what is needed to be a legend? These two have the best price / performance value for past 20 years imo. They deserve everyn single penny you spent on them.
 

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Two legends come into my mind. They share almost the same name;

AMD Athlon XP 2500+

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intel i5 - 2500k

Of course there were much more powerful cpus on the market but what is needed to be a legend? These two have the best price / performance value for past 20 years imo. They deserve everyn single penny you spent on them.
XP 1700+?
 

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I'm gonna go back a bit further and say the Pentium 4 670. Fastest Pentium 4 intel ever made as far as I know. 3.8ghz clock speed back in the era of games like BF2 was pretty huge. When the first core 2 duo CPU's started coming out they had pretty low clock speeds so my 3.8ghz P4 kept up for a long time.
 

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for me it was definitely my Q6600 G0... probably rocked that thing for about 7 or 8 years :D
 

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AMD Athlon XP1700+ Thoroughbred JIUHB DUT3C stepping. With my Thermalright SLK800U Copper cooler, I made a gigantic 1GHz overclock from 1467MHz to 2533MHz on a Nforce 2 Ultra motherboard.
AMD Mobile Athlon XP-M 2500+ Barton. The mobile CPU that you could put in desktop motherboards and achieve ridiculous overclocks on. 1867Mhz stock but a lot hit the 2.5GHz mark and higher.
Those two CPU's are the ones that brought me the most joy both regarding OC and gaming experience.

I will also mention the crazy expensive Intel Core i7 6950X. A cpu that is 4 years old but still delivers in anything you put against it. The overclocking potential of 1GHz+ with ease is still astonishing.

The Intel i5 2500K/i7 2600K were great overclockers, but I dare say that their legendary status is only due to Intel dominating the market in that period and not pushing any boundaries for years, due to lack of competition.

AMD Ryzen 1st gen - not the fastest CPU's in the worlds, but they were the CPU's that finally brought life and competition back into a stagnated industry - and made 6 core mainstream !.
 

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AMD Athlon XP1700+ Thoroughbred JIUHB DUT3C stepping. With my Thermalright SLK800U Copper cooler, I made a gigantic 1GHz overclock from 1467MHz to 2533MHz on a Nforce 2 Ultra motherboard.
Exact spec I had. 🙂
 

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I wonder if anybody is going to be thinking of the 9900K as legendary in a few years. Or maybe the 3900x/3950x?
 

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athlon 64, I wanna say 3000+ or 3600+.? 1900mhz outta the box, and a bunch of them overclocked to 2700mhz. that's a 50% increase. now we're lucky to get 5%
 
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