Yep, I'm asking it, " Intel i7 or AMD X6??? " Although I've built machines in the past with both an i7 920 and a 1090T, I still want to see what you fellas think. Here are my two build choices. Intel i7 950 Build Video Cards: Visiontek 6870 (2) Motherboard: EVGA 141-GT-E770-A1 (Classified 3) Power Supply: Corsair HX 850W Memory: A-DATA 1600MHz 6GB Case: Silverstone Fortress FT02B-W Hard Drive(s): Hitachi 500GB 7200RPM SATA 3GBS CPU Cooling: Noctua NH-D14 w/ NZXT 64CFM 140mm Fans AMD 1090T Build Video Cards: Visiontek 6870 (2) Motherboard: ASUS Crosshair Formula IV Power Supply: Corsair HX 850W Memory: G.Skill 1600MHz 4GB Memory Case: Silverstone Fortress FT02B-W Hard Drive(s): Western Digital Black 640GB SATA 6GBS (Two in Raid 1) CPU Cooling: Noctua NH-D14 w/ NZXT 64CFM 140mm Fans Both meet my $1,400 limit. "What will the system be used for?" 1) General use, pictures, photoshop, occasional video editing. 2) Gaming, benching, overclocking. 3) Virtual machines to simulate a domain environment. 2-3 VM's running at once. So, help me decide on which build is better, and please gives reasons on why one is better than the other. I'm set on all the hardware choices made, so don't suggest changing out parts, just help me decipher what the better system is and make sure to respond with why. I'm not worried about Sandy Bridge or Bulldozer, so don't suggest that either.