So basically I just got a raise at work and I worked a bunch of over time the last week and a half so I might be interested in getting a sweet sandy bridge set up but not sure if its worth it. Right now I have 12gb of dd3 1333 ram which I plan on keeping and using with my build. Also I have msi 870-g45 motherboard that I just sent in for rma. The rest of my system is also listed in the specs. I just won a 1035t x6 thuban on ebay for $100 shipped but havent paid for it yet cause I am flat broke till payday and when financial aid goes through. So anyways what I was thinking was instead buy a i2500k and a lower end motherboard to go with it. Spending a little over $300 and selling my motherboard when it returns from RMA. I would also just not pay for the 1035t and take the non payment strike (no big deal). Here is what I was thinking about getting: CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Tu... Motherboard: BIOSTAR TZ68A+ LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s ... Also get this so I can use my xigmatek dark knight: XIGMATEK ACK-I5363 Intel Core i7/Core i5 1155 comp... So what do you guys think? Should I fork out a little more get a motherboard that supports 8x/8x crossfire instead of 16x/4x and get a second 6870 and a beefier psu down the road?