well, just to put your heart at ease, there is absolutely no problem with HT
I dont have an i7 yet, but i will soon. a few people i know have them, and from what i understand, they are goodness in a box!
i know you dont like intel jabba, but amd is not as great as you think they are..
remember you always get what you pay for!
i7 970|Noctua NH-D14|Giga UD-5 Rev.1|6GB Adata 2000G|Asus GTX570|Auzentech Prelude|WD64GB SSD/1TB Black|TX850