AMD Phenom II X4 955 is stock at 3.2Ghz! Easily overclocked to 3.6Ghz-3.6Ghz!
Price - $245
AMD Phenom II X4 955
I've read through this review and it looks like it's coming out with a bit of a kick. Beats some of the i7's in high graphic tests too!
But data wise, the i7 is still better. But I do love the overclockablity of this CPU.
I've heard the CPU hit 6.7Ghz on Liquid Helium and is easily OC'ed to 3.8Ghz on stock volts (Not sure how reliable that is - Link
But the OCing results from this CPU are great! Here's the review - Techspot Review
They overclocked the CPU to 3.6Ghz here.
I haven't been on this site in a long time and there's many reason for that. One was that my password kept being changed. Found out that the saved passwords in Firefox are wrong when I changed the password ^.^'' Sorry David. But for the other reasons - How are the white screens etc? Just wondering . . . *Knocks on wood*