Hi guys. Me and my friend are looking at little upgrade at same time and have hard time figuring out what would be the best platform in terms of future. I am going back to ATX size motherboard as I need more slots and space, he is coming from S775 rig. Options: 1. i7 3820 + Asus Rampage IV Formula, SLi in the future, possibly IB-E. 2. 2500K or 3570K + Asus Maximus V Formula, SLi in the future, no CPU update possible above 3770K. The PC is going to be used for pretty much everything, gaming obviously included. What we want is best possible performance and as future proof as possible with limited budget (upgrades over long period of time possible). 3820 seems to roughly equal or beat 2600K in average even when both are overclocked, and seeing 3570K OC terribly bad with air it seems like the best alternative right now with option to get IB-E later should we require more CPU performance. Thoughts and suggestions? Nothing is decided atm and input is more than welcome. Both options are within <150€ margin of each other which is insignificant in the long run. Either option would be overclocked to the air cooling limits.