Originally Posted by LA1978chik
I found this chart Overclocking, overclocking, and much more! Like overclocking.
and would like to know if I did want to save a few dollars should I go with the 3930K ( He will probably overclock) or should he stick with the more expensive 3960X. Could I get a layman's terms explanation of what the critical difference would be?
That 3930k, will be enough -speedwise- if not more, that 3960x, is way to overkill on the price, so save your self about 500 bucks or so.
If he is using a FSX, he should have a good oc, and ram to piggy back off of oc speed for the software I recommend 3.4ghz- 3.6ghz.
If he is a scientist working in a lab on a strict timeline, yeah I recommend all the power he can get from Intel.