Today an article covering the Intel Core i7-3960X (Sandy Bridge-E) and X79 based motherboards. An update to the true high-end six-core processor series aimed at consumers. we test with a final sample X79 motherboard from MSI. This article will also review the MSI X79A-GD65 8D. Next to that the fellas from G.Skill provided a Sandy-Bridge-E quad channel memory kit that blew us of our feet, 16GB G.Skill RipjawsZ series memory that with the flick of a BIOS setting to XMP runs stable at 2133 MHz in quad channel.