I run an x58 set up currently and to be honest it does everything it needs to and it does it well. The only caveat is it does it by consuming power, overclocked cpu and 580 lighting for gfx. I am setting aside £2000* for a rig but after reading lacklustre previews about SB-E I figured I'd hold off till IB comes out (by which time my set up will be >3 years old.) My question is and it's for the tech heads out there: I like fast set ups and I plan on w/c and overclocking and having that pc for another 3 years potentially. Which platform will have more longetivity and which would be more fun to have? My x58 might be bested by SB-E now so I dont want to get an X79 platform only to be equalled by a IB set up. I game and browse but that's not the point - I like having a good powerful PC, same way some folks here have cars that do 140mph + but really don't drive them that way. It's all about the love of the machine. Should I hold off for IB or move up to X79. Or wait to see how X79 goes down and then decide? Genuine techy insight would be appreciated - not interested in "SB-E's gonna suck!" - I need factoids. *I'm a cheap date and have few costly vices.