Originally Posted by AMD HATER
unless you are encoding video there is no sense getting an x6. No game uses 6 threads, let alone 8 with an i7 so I recommend an i5 build, which is significantly faster clock for clock than K10. 3.8GHz will be enough for any game.
I'm sorry, but you seem to be a troll. your sig rig has SLI 5970 Woot? it's crossfire. the name AMDHATER, says it all. Unless you are going to bring in proper opinions, please stop posting.
The 1055T is a 2.8ghz clocked X4, if you overclock it a tiny bit to 3.2GHZ, which doesnt need more voltage, it's a X4 955 with 6 cores.
And also, the old core i5s (750,760), are around the same as a X4, and a X6 performs the same as a X4, at slightly lower clocks.
If you had more cash,i whould just wait it out for ivy bridge, but a X6 will serve your means for a while!
Again, why get a core i5 750 which competes with the X4 965 clock for clock, when you get get a X6. a X6 performs when slightly Overclocked as a Core i5 750 with 2 extra cores!
Now, you dont need 6 cores now, but when the new XBOXes come out they will likely have a grappy GPU and a 8-12 core CPU