Originally Posted by shadow001
No it isn't schizophrenic, people will buy the 3960x's since it'll be intel highest end chip once released, and games won't really use those extra cores for the time being, just like they aren't being used in my system with current games, even though the potential for higher performance is there in both cases, but i'm sure some will still make a case that the 3960x's are somehow much better in gaming than the 2600K just the same, and worth the extra 1000+$ over the 2600k when you consider the cost of the processor and the motherboard and the extra memory(4 channels remember)....
You seem to be of the opinion that if you
spend money on something it is a sound investment (even when it isn't) but if other people spend ~$1k on a better processor than your two Xeons (gaming wise), they are somehow wasting their money.
You have a lot of nerve questioning what other people spend their money on when you have spent at least $1000.00 per Xeon (probably more) and $700.00 on the motherboard. A 3960x based system will cost less and provide much better performance where gaming is concerned.
Your system will be obsolete long before 12 cores are even a 'recommended' spec as far as gaming goes.