Hi all! New kid on the block so go easy on me
Been looking all over the place for people's opinions on the Phenom II x6 1055T vs Core i5 750.
The general consensus is for video editing / encoding the 1055T and for Gaming the i5 750.
However people have also mentioned that whilst the i5 has great single-slot PCIe bandwidth due to the on-cpu PCIe controller, and here's the twist - it isn't such a good deal for SLI / Cross Fire due to the number of lanes on the on chip controller (apparently).
My rig will contain 2x Radeon 5770s in Cross Fire as this setup is a couple of pounds cheaper than 1x 5870 but slightly faster (albeit by a frame or two per second).
Keeping in mind that this would be a CrossFire system, I need to choose either:
ASUS P7P55D & Core i5 750
Asrock 890GX Extreme3 & Phenom II x6 1055T
I know the AMD option has an ASRock motherboard but in this instance it's a non issue as rave reviews for it. Same goes for the Asus mobo... not sure... ASRock more future proof with USB3 and SATA-3; urgh. Someone please make up my mind for me!