First off, I'd like to say I'm going to be getting a great deal on my processor. So before you guys go all "Why are you spending money on a $600 processor!?" I'll be getting an i7 3930k for around $150. I work at Best Buy, which entitles me to a holiday sale via Intel's training site. I'm also told there are going to be Motherboards, Memory, and other PC parts available, but for now I'm just assuming I'm buying the other parts elsewhere, or I'll get something similar from the sale. This will be a workstation for 3D Modeling, Video Editing, and Compositing of Visual Effects. Since I'm saving so much, I'm trying to buy my case, peripherals, fans, and cooler so it runs more quietly. I've already purchased an Antec Sonata Solo II and Sennheiser HD 380 headphones to reduce some of the noise I experience from both the case and the AC/ Heating unit directly behind my Workstation. I will be reusing my Case - which is technically new- (Antec Sonata Solo II), GPU (GTX 470), PSU (Corsair 650TX), SSD (Intel 330 180GB) and HDDs (2x 1TB Caviar Black). By around the end of winter, I plan to replace my GPU with a 670 or better and the 2 old 1TB HDDs with brand new 2TB Caviar Blacks or RE drives. I'm also planning the purchase of 2 24" Dell IPS panels to replace the cheapo Hanns G 23" I have. So in summary, I need a new chipset from the sale, along with approval of the rest of my parts or alternatives recommended. -December Upgrades- CPU (Intel 3930k) (~$150) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819116492 CPU Cooler (Noctua NH-U9B) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835608016 Mobo (ASUS Sabretooth LGA 2011)) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131801 RAM (Geil Black Dragon) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820144565 -Late Winter/ Early Spring Upgrades- 2x Monitor (Dell 2412M) http://www.amazon.com/Dell-UltraShar...rds=dell+2412m Blu Ray (LG) (Guessing around 25%-50% off at Best Buy) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136249 DAC (Audioengine D1) http://www.amazon.com/Audioengine-D1...4&keywords=dac Speakers (M-Audio AV40) ($80 at Best Buy) http://www.amazon.com/M-Audio-Studio...&keywords=Av40 What do you guys think?