If its for an Audo setup, why the hell do you need a SB CPU at 4.5GHZ?
What are you actually going to use this for ? Give example please
I use intensive synth libraries and fx plugins which requires high clock speeds, my sample libraries are handled by being streamed from my SSD into my RAM.
Benches have proven that high clock speeds are essential in audio production using several plugins.
The other day it took me 10 minutes to utilize 16 gigs of RAM, which is why I need this new gigabyte 8 dimm slot mobo for film scoring.
Anyways I've heard the noctua fans on a heatsink are great, but not the best for silence.
I'm already at $1100 with the mobo and cpu alone, a big part of me is saying to just through one of these on my CPU and call it a day.