I know this won't be good to open a separate thread but this is for discussion about CPU between the only two months' gap. The i7 860 was released on Sep 08...And then the i7 950 is released on June or July 28. For i7 920, which was released in the end of 2008, might be using the 2008 tech, but since i7 950, released in mid of 2009, might be using the same tech as i7 860, this is just what I think. So the finally conclusion comes to which one is a good buy regardless of the bang for buck? If i7 950 could be overlocked much better and easier than i7 860...I would go for 950. But if it is just a very slight improvement, I will stick with 860.