Thanks for the advice n-ster and Bumblebee. I chose the 6-core because I want to be able to do very serious multi-tasking. I know I said I will not be gaming, but that may not be entirely accurate. I will do some gaming, but I do most gaming on PS3. The primary functionalities of the system would be music, movies, browsing, Microsoft office, web design, and possibly web hosting. The thing is, when I work I am usually doing a heavy combination of these tasks. I am pretty much always listening to music unless I am watching a movie. I download movies and music on a regular basis in the background. I do web designing using Dreamweaver and Microsoft visual web developer, and always have several browsers and music open while I am working on sites. I also use all other programs on CS5 including Photoshop. In regards to hosting, I am working on a few sites right now that I was considering hosting from my home PC. I felt the 6-core might be overkill, but I thought it more closely fit my profile since I am a heavy multi-tasker, but I don’t use many heavy programs (like gaming). I also chose the 970 because it has more expandability than the 2600k and I hope this system will last me awhile. Let me know your thoughts. I am still considering the 2600k so please let me know if you think I would definitely be wasting money on the 970. Thanks, Mark.