Originally Posted by Tommy Boy
I wouldn't upgrade to the 6 core processor, there really isn't a need for it yet. There is nothing out there that utilizes it. The one you have should do you just fine for now. Upgrade later.
I'll disagree a little with this.
If your running CAD/Audio/Video/Production applications and you have money burning a hole in your pocket then upgrade to the i7 980X. It performs as good as some of the dual CPU 1366 i7 Xeon machines which cost a hell of a lot more than one i7 980X.
Otherwise don't bother, unless you have money to burn.
It's a great CPU.