I agree, HT is actually farely useless in a large amount of applications. Get a i5 750, or X4 955 if you dont plan on OC'ing. X4 955 is quite a bit cheaper, but i5 750 OC's a lot higher from stock.
Thanks for your advice, I don't know much about OC, which is a better choice if I don't OC, the 750 or 760? I'm sure you have already guessed, this is my first build.