After a lot of deliberation, I finally commited towards an Z68 system yesterday. Here are the components I've selected: In Win Dragon Rider chassis with six 120mm Akasa Vipers on the left-side panel, all six connected to an Akasa FC.SIX fan controller. Will probably get a Lamptron Touch controller for the remaining fans later. I know that there are better cases out there but the thought of a veritable wind tunnel covering the whole mobo was too hard to resist. Corsair Pro Gold AX1200 PSU ASRock Z68 Fatal1ty Gen 3 mobo i7 2700K CPU (sorry Hammer but the price difference was minimal compared to the 2600K) Corsair Hydro H100 CPU cooler with two Akasa Vipers added on the exhaust side of the radiator (4 fans in total in push-pull config.) 16 gig of Corsair Vengeance PC3-12800 (1600MHz) CAS 9-9-9-24, XMP, 1.5V Two MSI GeForce GTX 560 Ti Twin Frozr II/OC (2GB) SLi One 120Gb Corsair Vertex 3 Max IOPS (plus the wife's Patriot Widfire - she has finally yielded ). Hopefully with this setup I'll be able to reach 5 GHz without having to raise the voltages too much. Most parts are in stock and should arrive within the next few days so I can start building. Goodbye my good ol' faithful Athlon, welcome Ms Sandy! If you're with me on this one, gimme a Hell Yeah!