I'm currently running this processor and MOBO: Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz 2 x 4MB L2 Cache LGA 775 Quad-Core Processor BX80562Q6600 Newegg.com - ASUS P5K EPU LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard
It's just not fast enough for me.
I was leaning towards the i7 because it seems to be the fastest processor for around $300.
But apparently these new intel chips have sandy bridge which is a form of hyper threading.
I'm just trying to figure out if I truly need the processor with hyper threading. I understand it basically turns the 4 cores into 8 virtual cores, but does it apply this speed to all computer programs and functions?
I run 3 monitors and constantly doing multiple things including web design, graphic design etc.
I also plan on maxing my ram at the 32gb the MOBO will allow to help this system run as fast as possible.