Thanks for the advice guys.
I went with the i7, pretty much because I had the money to spare and I only buy a new computer every 5 years or so..so why not just indulge a bit
I have an AMD FX-55 right now, had a Pentium 4 before that, now back to Intel. Ill probley switch back to AMD in another 5 years lol I am the ultimate non-fanboy.
I wonder what AMD will have 5 years from now lol I think the better hyper threading capabilities of the i7 will help me out a bit in the later few years though building up to my next purchase.