It's been a while since I posted here, but it looks like I may need an upgrade. My current setup is as follows: CPU: Q6600 @ 3200MHz RAM: 8GB Corsair Dominator @ 1066MHz MOB: Gigabyte EP45 UD3P GPU: Gigabyte GTX 580 1536MB SSD: Samsung 840 Pro 256GB HDD: Western Digital 640GB 7200RPM PSU: PC Power & Cooling Quad 750 What kills me is using the following software when rendering: Premiere Pro CS6 After Effects CS6 Sony Vegas 12 Davinci Resolve 9.3 ------------ Major Plugins: Magic Bullet Suite Neat Video Twixtor I predominantly use Vegas as it is quicker and less little annoying bugs than Premiere (specifically green frames for AVCHD content). Looking at what is out now and what is in store for the future, it seems that Haswell will be the mainstream CPU until Skylake in 2015. Enthusiast side seems like Ivy-E (September) should be ok until 8 core+ CPU becomes mid-level (probably also Skylake). Looking at the AMD side, their best offering now is FX 8350 and I am unsure if Steamroller will make it to desktop parts. If it does make it and it does improve as AMD says it will (approx 20%) this should be enough to make it similar at well threaded applications to a 4770K (at least from seeing what the 8350 does in benchmarks). Right now I get render times of something around 4 hours for a 75 minute Blu Ray with mixed source of DNxHD/AVCHD/H264_MOV. I can't say what effects I use, because every project is different. CPU seems like the bottleneck as it is going at 100% while rendering. Would any of the current tech give me significant boost in performance? Current intels should be about 50% faster at the same clock meaning a 3930k @ 4.5GHz should be approx 6x faster than my Q6600 @ 3.2GHz. Does anyone who does any video editing/rendering have any thoughts on performance of current systems? Would now be a good time to upgrade, or should I wait out and see what is coming ahead?