Originally Posted by zaraki1311
I was just wondering if it is worth paying the extra 700 or so dollars for the the X5680. I haven't really followed Intel CPUs that closely. I am looking at running two of one of these CPU's with a EVGA Classified SR2 Mobo. I would greatly appreciate any input to help make my decision.
No. In fact, it's not worth paying for a single x5680.
What are you doing that would require 2 hex cores with HT? If you haven't been following intel's CPU offerings closely, you'd probably be better off saving your money and getting a single i7-980x. Unless you have a massive server farm, or are using it to run a lot of virtual machines or terminals simultaneously, there's absolutely no need for a dual-hex setup, at least not where bang-for-buck is concerned.