rampage extreme 2

is this a good prosessor to use on the rampage extreme2 ?Intel Core i7-960 Bloomfield 3.2GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Model AT80601002727AA - thanks


Tech Monkey
You will be very happy with that combination. What RAM & heat sink are you thinking about?

Rob Williams

Staff member
Great choice of both CPU and motherboard. I still use that motherboard on a regular basis.


Unfortunately i won't recommend the Core i7 960. :(
The ASUS Rampage II Extreme is a kick-ass board and is primarily designed for overclocking so I'm assuming you'll use it for that.
Get yourself a Core i7 920 and either go with liquid cooling or buy a maintenance-free liquid cooler like the 'ALC Domino' or the 'Corsair H50'.
With this combination, you can easily hit 3.8Ghz!

If you overclock all non-extreme i7 900 series, you won't find a robust performance difference.

So why waste $300? :eek:
Now what to do with the extra cash? :cool:
Well I'll leave that to you. ;)