I am in the middle of building a cpu for under 1200 that just needs to be a beast at multithreaded media programs. I will be using it for audio editing and recording. It also needs to be QUIET so it will probably be water cooled. It needs PCI 2.0 x16 and PCI slots for sound cards I use. PCI 3.0 is a bonus. Currently, I am using a 1055t x6 but I am looking at using a 2600k and oc'ing it. Sound good? Here is the system I have built thus far: GIGABYTE Sumo 4192 GZ-FS1CCA-ANB Black Aluminum ATX Full Tower Computer Case Seagate Barracuda ST2000DM001 2TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive CORSAIR Enthusiast Series CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core ... CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2133 Desktop Memory Model CMZ16GX3M4X2133C11R GIGABYTE GA-Z77MX-D3H LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 ... CORSAIR H100 (CWCH100) Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler Mushkin Enhanced Chronos MKNSSDCR120GB 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) Any input would be great. This system needs to be stout and quiet. Also, the MB needs to have clean sound streaming. I was thinking, that instead of buying and OC'ing the 2600k, that maybe I should just buy the $580 i7 that should offer the same power with far less cooling issues. That way, I wouldnt really need the WC setup and I could just have undervolted case fans that are really quiet.