I went bananas this evening and ordered some junk to toy with: Core i7 3770K Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UP5 TH 2×8GB Mushkin Blackline Frostbyte DDR3L-1866 CL11-11-11-27 Samsung 840 Pro 256GB LSI MegaRAID SAS 9240-4i (RAID controller) Some thoughts: - No new GPU; I'll hold on to my dual GTX470s and upgrade when something interesting pops up. - I know the RAID controller is not a high perfomance part but it's there just so I get my 3× WD Red 2TB'ers RAID5'ed without chaining the array to the onboard controller. - Will have to jury-rig the waterblock on this thing as the age old d-Tek Fuzion (original version) certainly doesn't play well with LGA1155... - I feel a little silly for pulling this off as Haswell is coming in a little over ½ year... It's been a way too long time since my last upgrade. YEARS... Hit or miss?