Used mostly for FSX but gaming capable as well. Also used as a workstation for school. My first build in a really long time. after sales and rebates, final price ended up being around $1500. looks like 2 years on industry research paid off with $500 in savings :-)
Had some trouble getting a stable overclock with this processor. anything over 4.2 was hard to get stable. the best i've been able to do is 4.5 at 1.25 vcore which ran 6 hours of prime95 FFT before freezing. It does survive Intels burn test and LinX but temps are in the low 90s which makes me very uncomfortable. I do appear to have an above average processor seeing how I was able to boot and run windows at 4.6 and 1.2 vcore.
Edit: Upgraded from the 2gb video card to the 4gb one. cost the same as the first one so I thought why not. since it has 2 8-pin power headers, it overclocks a lot better and is much more stable at 1358 and I was able up the memory to 8000