Oh if it was $1200 for just the cpu then it was surely the 3970x which is WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY better than the FX 8350.
Even the i7 980x would be better than the FX 8350 btw...
but am i wrong, was 3970x available BEFORE march/april 2012? can it be 3960x?
and is 980x the WORST extreme edition of i7?
edit: i have found that the gpu he purchased then is gtx 560 which is released on 17 May 2011, so it is probably between 17 may up to 2012