I'm building a new non-gaming workstation PC and need a high performance CPU for running 3D CAD software mostly. I won't be doing overclocking on this build, but it does need to be extremely reliable and fast. (just opening some 3D models require up to 20GB of RAM) Right now I'm looking at:
Is the extreme edition much quicker than the regular, cheaper model? Additionally, If I'm not overclocking, is there reason to get a K-model processor over the regular model?
Cost isn't too restrictive for the CPU, but obviously I'd like to save money where I can.
Not sure if it matters much for CPU choice, but in my testing the graphics card hasn't been taxed too heavily so I'll likely reuse my current Quadro 4000 card.