Hey all I want to build an i7 rig, based on the socket 1156. Its cheaper than 1366, and I read that the 1156 i7s are actually on par with or better than their 1366 cousins. I've spent alsmost the whole morning today decieding wether I want to go Phenom II (Declined. Not my taste), i7 1366 (Declined. ex-pen-sive), i5 (declined. No HT, wtf) OR i7 1156 (bingo!!!). --info: I'll use newegg links for your convenience, because the actual shop I'll buy from doesn't allow direct linking for some reason-- Now, the parts. I've opted for the Core i7 860 as CPU. Nothing much to say here. The mainboard would be the EVGA P55 SLI. Reasons for this particular board: - Nice price - Nice color scheme and layout - Heard good things about it - I kind of want to get away from Asus for once - I don't like Gigabytes color schemes (I always have to think about salmon if I see one) - I don't trust MSI anymore with motherboards. Any thoughts on this choice? I'm completely new to EVGA, but the reviews so far seem promising. As for the RAM, I'm a bit of a n00b when it comes to that. I randomly chose CORSAIR XMS3 in a 2x2gb kit. At least they meet that 1.65v max requirement. Buts as said, I don't really know that much about RAM, or how to determine good RAM. So any help in that matter is greatly appreciated.