Was driving when I read your post and I tried posting as I got to traffic lights and stuff. Not a smart idea but was trying to help. Anyhow, if all that comes through seems like you got it figured out and for the best. that is indeed a great price for the combo man. Keep us posted. That's a good deal too, regardless if X58 and not a 2600K, they still overclock nice and crunch like beasts. ...and best of luck at college!