Well with the big Maxwell launching relatively soon I found myself in a bit of a pickle on what CPU should I choose: Intel core I7 5820k- Seems pretty good for it's price and even with fewer lanes I only plan on always using 1 GPU and maybe a sound-card, the problem is it's TDP. Intel core I7 5930k- A little high on the price but still affordable, the only major problem I see is it's TDP at over 100watts. Wait for Broadwell to launch. The reason for this would be lower power consumption. I am looking to play the latest games and possible create models for games I like.