Originally Posted by the_flying_scotsman
Thanks for the Advice, the processor choice was based on the overclocking as opposed to the multitasking. I also chose this to future-proof the system so i will not have to worry about changing many parts for a number of years. I am also aiming for bench mark scores and being able to run any other high end (inc Crysis) games that may be coming out.
The high ocs and benchies it will certainly help w/, as well as video encoding and such. Games like Crysis, not so much. Most all games are heavily gpu reliant, and that is a far more critical factor. You will not see a difference between an extreme and non-extreme in almost all cases for games. But I think I've made my point clear enough, I will stop trying to drive it home.
Just remember, there is also no such thing as future proof. Your system will undoubtably be the best you can get at least until nahalem, but things change quickly. That being said, in real world performance, the only thing you should HAVE to change to do the latest and greatest in the next 4-5 years is the video card. Anyway, looks like a sweet rig, enjoy it, and I'm intrigued to hear about this 10tb drive.....