This probably belongs in the overclocking and cooling forum, but if anyone knows the value of 24/7 stable overclocking it's the WCG crowd. If the mods thinks this should be moved, I won't bitch about it. The egg has i7-950's on sale ($5 off - woo-hoo) for $295. I have a couple of questions. 1. are the ppd for 950 and a 1090T at the same clock speed about the same? I vaguely recall that on a cpu intensive app like WCG you only get about 50% of extra performance per core with the new architecture's virtual threads - which by itself is pretty impressive but that still only makes it equivalent to an X6. 2. assuming that the 950 has the advantage, what is the best 1366 mobo to use. I'd rather not pay $350 for an Asus Rampage II, but if that is hands down the best choice, then give it to me straight. I just finished a second 1090T build so this is just window shopping at this point. I don't have any plans to spend another grand on a machine I don't really need. But even so, I'm curious if I did decide to do something insane like that, what board would give me the best overclock for the fewest dollars. I should also point out that the 1090T is now around $240 and equivalent Asus boards for that chip are a bit cheaper. So should I even be considering a 950? I don't want this to become a fanboy pissing contest and I trust the WCG members here to be objective when it comes to matters involving PPD.