I couldn't find my February issue, but then realized that my neighbor must of had it since I asked him to watch my box for a few days while I was out of town. bastard. lol
Damn, couldn't believe they made such an obvious error and no one checked on it before it went to press. Shit, even their BF3 build a month or two ago which used the same ram modules were correct both in print and on the web. BF3 battlebox build - November 2011
In any regards, the article just showcases if you wanted to build an "8 core" gaming rig (I say this because really its 4 modules that "act" like 8 cores) for $1500, that's how you'd do it. But even Nathan explains that it doesn't even beat an old i7 920 OC system from a generation before with the fx at stock speeds. And even then, you could OC the i7 920/930 to 4ghz with a similar all-in-one LC cpu cooler and pretty much match the FX 8150 clocked around 4.6-5ghz.
Plus the article doesn't even go into how much wattage the FX soaks down at those OC speeds. OC from 3.6ghz stock to 4.8ghz can bloat from 244w to 586w of total system power under a cpu stress test. (bit tech article
For price/performance and performance/wattage, the 2nd gen i's still has the FX's beat.