Originally Posted by baron5
yeah should have prob pointed out those are australia prices, trying to prove to bongwizard that i7 is not best bang in australia at all. unless your into CAD or video editing or sumthing in which case u need a quad.
Yeh, we are getting screwed atm thanks to the high US dollar. You will need about $2000-2500 australian for a good i7 build here.
EDIT: Although Baron, i have seen benchmarks for i7 that puts it about 30-40% faster than c2d in 3d rendering. Its good for me but only a very small percentage of people would use it for that.