if you have that kind of money, i would upgrade to an i7 2600k. Its only an extra $90 or so, and it will give you a huge boost in your performance. Also, if you are spending that much money on this system, and are wondering about OC'ing, why not going with either the Noctua which is probably one of the best Air Cooling HSF out there, or better yet, Water Cooling Loop? Talk about looking awesome! 2 things to think about, but like slcmike said, your rig will be just fine to OC.