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esxi workhorse?

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I just dove in for the daily newegg special 16G of DDR3-1333 for $110 and free shipping, now I need to find a CPU/MB to go with it.

I'm building an app server using esxi, the free license giving me one CPU die.
Soooo, I need the best bang for buck multi core CPU I can find.
I've been eyeing the x6 series for some time for this job and with CPU/MB combos costing near the $300 mark (1090 and asus MB for $329 at ncix)
I'm thinking this is pretty much as good as it can get.
The 1075 and 1055 are a bit less, but not much so doubt I'd save much there.
From other threads, the 1100 isn't that much more special over the 1090.

For those that have played with intel in the past.. Is there anything intel makes that could keep up? (ie a quad core with HT comes out to 8sort-a cores)
Cores are quite useful in my case, I'm running nearly the entire house here, phone, home automation, router, video server, security... MB doesn't really mean much, I won't use the video or USB or sata (except to boot the OS), all data comes from a dedicated NAS box. (and I'll stick my own intel gig ethernet cards in the box)

Thanks in advance
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The only real Intel opposition to the 1100t is the i7, either the original or the new Sandy ones, they beat the Thuban clock for clock, but cost significantly more once you add in the higher priced boards, and (for some builds) 3 channel memory.
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the only equivalent intel cpu/mb combo in that price range would be an i5, either the 1156 or 1155 flavor. since quad core i5s don't have hyperthreading, i'd imagine you'd be best off going the x6 route.
    
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Don't bother pairing the highest end AMD processor with generic RAM. It's just not worth it anymore.
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