So, you think it's better to stick with a 2600K/2700K? I know it's more cost effective, but that hexacore looks so mighty secksay...
In my opinion, that's what I would certainly do. The 700 dollars saved can go into upgrading to the top-tier Ivy when they launch. Then you can sell the 2600k for around 200 used to recoup money. The Ivys will no only be more powerful, but also more energy efficient.
Intel has said Ivy will be 20% more powerful than the Sandy equivalent. They sport the tri-gate transistors, which can give up to 50% more power savings.
Intel accidentally posted the spec sheet on Ivy's on their website and quickly took it down. Luckily, someone screen captured the table:
The i7-3770K is what you will be looking at. 3.5Ghz base with a 3.9Ghz turbo. This thing is going to scream. I wouldn't be surprised at 5.0Ghz on air with a TDP that low (77w)!
Damn, guys, I made the mistake of going to the local IT mall just to window shop, but my seif-control let me down and I ended up splurging. My final rig would be -
CPU - LGA2011 3930K
Mobo - Asus Rampage IV Extreme
RAM - 4x 4GB RipjawsX 2133Mhz
SSD - Corsair Force GT 120GB
PSU - Corsair HX1050
HDD - 3x 1TB WDC Black
Case - Tt Level 10
1x BR RW + 1x DVD ROM
I'll be using my 2x HD6870 for this setup for the time being......darn it, I was doing so well till I went to the mall!
I'd go with the 800D no doubt, because I did go with the 800D Ordered it yesterday from Amazon for 235 free ship. I paired it with a Lamptron FC6, which is going to look awesome. I'm going to do the stealth disk drive trick as well:
Here's the Lamptron:
The brushed aluminum goes great with the 800D.
I plan to do a full watercooling setup with a 360 radiation that will fit perfectly in the top of the case. The 800D is the perfect case if you desire to watercool later.
Other cases you may want to look into are:
Silverstone TJ09 or TJ10