lq is for extrem overclocking or people that want a pc that they cant here when it runs. myself i would use the lq money for a better case and gpu. I would get a good cpu cooler with 120-140mm fan and a good fan controller for the case fans and some good after market fans. if i was going to be building myself a killer rig a would wait till the intel ib for the 2011 cpu drop in a few months or hold off for haswell. the 1155 not bad for mid size gaming rig but you need that repeater chip on the 1155 that the 2011 chipset does not need.