Srsly crazyceo where did all the intense AMD hate come from? Did an amd engineer cheat on your wife? Did a truckload of Phenom II's run over your dog? Did your overclocked AMD athalon blow up in your face? If Amd wasn't giving any competition then intel could charge whatever the **** it wanted, which is kinda what is happening now with the latest i7's, Intel, just like AMD is just trying to turn a profit, not be your friend. I love mah core 2 duo rig yet I use a Phenom II for my gaming rig am i a pansy "fangirl" in your eyes then?