Hate to beat a dead horse here but what the heck. I'v started building my new rig and want to buy the CPU, mobo, and memory at the same time so I dont miss the return window. Cant decide between the i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz, or the FX-8150. About the same money, looks like the 1155 boards with the features I want are a little more but not enough to sway me. I dont game, cant see it happening anytime soon. I've never built an Intel system for myself. Lets go with this this senario, you have a nice case (LanBoy Air)64gb SSD for a boot drive, 750 watt PS, DVD burner. All you need is the CPU, mobo, and menory. Which CPU would you go with? I plan on using 16gb of RAM if that makes any difference. Oh yea, still need a video card but I have several laying around to post the board. I know, 16gb is overkill but I dont mind spending $100 on memory when looking to the recent past at what $100 would buy you for RAM. I'm not looking to fuel the AMD/Intel war here. In my eyes, I see these pretty close in performance, at least for what I need. Yes, I could make do with much less in terms of specs but I just dont want to, I'm sure some of you get that.