If you find my questions tiresome then don't read my posts. Otherwise let me learn what I can by asking questions on a hardware review forum page. I get to upgrade my computer about once every two years so I know very little about what is available. If I could I would just buy an Intel i7 940 extreme and I know I would be in good shape. I just want to get the most for my money. That means I need to save where I can to add to other parts. Lots of people told me to buy the 965 BE for $ 159, then I read on another thread that the 955 actually is better and it costs less. So it seems to me I need to ask about each one to learn about them.
ASUS M5A88-M | Phenom II X4 955 BE| 8Gb G-Skill Ripjaws DDR3 2133| EVGA GTX460 SSC| Corsair HX520W PSU