Thank you everyone for your input. The scores were a great insight. As I said, I may go for the evga 780i bundle with the quad core soon. This processor was bought because I had alot of thesis work to do and my choices at the time were limited. The current system ok, but there definitely times when it struggles. I still feel nvidia has alot of work to do on its drivers. Imagine when halo 2 first came out, my system struggled to be anything more than a slide show. Then about late april a single driver update made it run smooth as silk. I still have time before I order it and will mull over the choices before I buy.