I need to setup a PC for various number crunching (floating point) tasks over large datasets (>1GB). Trying to decide on which direction to go (amd vs. intel), can you give some recommendations ? - Price is not much important if I will benefit enough from what I pay more (but I cannot buy a xeon or extreme edition cpu) - I can do a little overclocking but I dont want to spend much time on it (e.g. trying to stabilize the system, using water cooling etc.) - Some of my tasks are highly parallel so I can consume as many cores/threads as possible. However, some of the tasks are also serial so I need as much ghz as possible also. - I will not play any game on PC and I will not use it for regular things (internet, office etc.). Thanks.