Thanks for your responses. Thanks to phyrex, I will be getting a 1090t in hopes that programs in the future will use all 6 cores. I might try and overclock it.. once I learn the basics of overclocking (Haha!). From what I hear, the 1090t overclocks to 4Ghz fairly easily like the x4 970 especially being BE. My main problem with Intel is not the processors, but the speed at which their stuff becomes "obsolete". Right now, I'm just looking for a great processor for a decent price.