is the core i7 3960x best processor for me?
you do not need a $1000 processor, the i7 3930k when overclocked is just slightly slower then the i7 3960x, but that is only in high performance rendering and benchmarks. In gaming the i7 3960x is way overkill, even the i7 3930k is overkill, but if were you i would and money was no problem i would get the i7 3930k that will be more then enough processing power for gaming. Games dont utilize 6 cores, most games dont utilize 4 cores. Also you would not notice a difference between the i7 3960x and the i7 3930k, heck you wouldn't notice the difference between the i7 3960x and the i5 3750k in gaming