Hey folks, I am building a box around the i7-2600. No, I am not going to get a i5-2500 k and overclock it. My last two systems were built around unlocked cpu's and I never learned how to overclock them and I am not going to overclock this one either. Time to face reality.
I am going with this cpu for the advantages in video rendering. I am tired of waiting two hours for my phenom II x4 to render videos. I don't play any games. I will run two monitors. I also do some audio recording so I will get semi-pro audio monitors.