Well over the next couple weeks I will be ordering the few remaining components for my new build. I purposely waited for the release of the Ivy Bridge processors to see what they are all about. Financially I probably won't be able to upgrade for a few years after this build. Burn em if you got em sort of thing. I will be using this build primarily for gaming. I intend on pairing whichever processor with a Nvidia 680gtx. I have read that people are seeing nice gains with PCI 3 technology but it's still really early . Ultimately I'd like to keep the mb and processor under the $500 mark. So what do you guys think, do I go the Sandy Bridge 2500k, 2600k or 2700k route or the Ivy Bridges 3770k? also looking for recommendations on mbs. Thanks All!