Ok, I've decided to get the i7-2700K and have ordered it as a collect from store from www.novatech.com as I don't think Ivy Bridge is worth waiting for: a better IGP I'll never use and lower power consumption - wow. They're nice improvements, but hardly worth waiting for until next April. All I need now is a mobo, RAM and performance air cooler - and I'd like your suggestions please! Here's some criteria to base your suggestions on: MOBO - My current one is a Gigabyte (see specs) and it's been flawless for almost three years now, so this is my preferred brand. I would also consider Asus and perhaps one or two others. I'm looking to overclock it a fair bit and hope to get 5GHz out of the CPU, if possible (not gonna go mental to achieve it, though). Also, the mobo should have a UEFI, no BIOS. I'm not looking to run SLI or Crossfire, but dual x16 pci-e slots can always come in handy. Onboard sound performance is irrelevant, as I'll be using my trusty Creative X-Fi card. RAM - I want 8GB at least. I'm easy regarding brand, as any quality one such as Corsair, OCZ etc have all worked reliably for me. CPU COOLER - a potent air cooler, but no need to go over the top. Again, any decent brand will do. EDIT: Oh duh! I was half asleep when I wrote this post and I meant to add that I'm looking to spend £400-450 overall on this upgrade, although I'm always flexible if the better item isn't massively more expensive. Also, I meant to say that I compared chipsets the other day and I want a Z68 mobo. These don't seem especially expensive, either. And finally, the cooler has to be quiet, too. I think that's everything.