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wallyI'm about to build my third computer. You're a big tech guy. What do you think of this processor? It's the Gulftown for $549.00 on newegg. Should I get it or......Intel Core i7-970 Gulftown 3.2GHz 6 x 256KB L2 Cache 12MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Six-Core Desktop http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115066 the Lynnfied for $359.00?Intel Core i7-860S Lynnfield 2.53GHz 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1156 82W Quad-Core Desktop Processor http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115061I know the Gulftown is better but which is best for the money?Thoughts?
I'm not Wally but .... Just curious why you were not also looking at Sandybridge? It runs faster and cooler than the both. Faster system bus than both. Same core/thread as Lynnfield. Supports AES and AVX instructions. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115070