hah, it's not like the i7 email@example.com is exactly a weak CPU or poor performing. Sure, the First gen i7's were power sucking heat making machines. But man they were way powerful for their time and are still pretty damn good IMO. The 950 is the best CPU i've ever used in my life. Mine only cost me about 240$ a year and a half ago, thanks to Ebay and a 40$ coupon. For some reason new ones still retail for more than that even though they are supposed to be discontinued??