In my job I prepare loads of data but the program I am using is barely multi-threaded, so - even I am on very fast dual processor machine - I do loads of staring at frozen interface when performing the tasks.
I am thinking about building fast single threaded machine, after some research I found Xeon X5698, but it seems to be not offered by anyone (including eBay), so I am probably destined to buy some 2 or 4 core processor and overclocking it. As I have no experience in that I would like to ask, what is the best processor and motherboard to do it? Are laptop processors good?
Preferably I would like to have something stable running 4-5-6Ghz+ and I do not care if it is dual core - Both AMD and Intel are fine.