Here's my planned purchase, please let me know what you think; suggestions welcome:
Motherboard: ASUS Sabertooth X58 LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
GPU: EVGA 01G-P3-1366-TR GeForce GTX 460 SE (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
CPU: Intel Core i7-980X Extreme Edition Gulftown 3.33GHz 6 x 256KB L2 Cache 12MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Six-Core Desktop Processor BX80613I7980X
RAM: OCZ Reaper HPC R2 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model OCZ3RPR1600R2LV6GK
The case will be the CoolerMaster HAF922 I already have and I was hoping to use my existing Antec Earthwatts 750 PSU.
My main question is whether the i7-980x Extreme is really worth paying $1,000 for. I can get an i7-970 for a $600. What are the benefits that extra $400 would buy me besides an extra 130MHz?
Also wanting opinions on whether my existing 750 watt PSU is enough or should I get a kilowatt PSU?
Edited by hamluis, 25 May 2011 - 09:54 AM.
Moved from Buying New Computer to System Building.