If you want to spend 1000$ on a CPU, then I'd suggest you wait for the Sandy Bridge socket LGA2011 "Patsburg" that will be release at the end of Q4'2011 and Q1'2012. It will be a lot better than the actual i7 980X. In the meantime, if you really want to upgrade, go for a i7 950. But still...if I were you I'd stick with a 920. You won't see any difference if you have a D0 version...both overclock very well to 4GHz with a bclk of 200 and a multiplier of 20. If you want to go higher, then go with the 950 that has a multiplier of 23. The only BIG difference between the 920 and a 950 is that the latter needs less voltage to run at higher speeds, which means less heat and power consumption for you.