Ok this is my proposed build. Corsair 900D Rampage 4 Extreme or Rampage 4 Extreme black. The black edition is over £100 more and is not available yet, it also does not have a full waterblock available yet. I really don't see why but I have heard there will be bios revisions for the black edition that will help IB-E OC better. Still don't see why those wouldn't make it to the regular RIVE though. It seems to me that the he Rampage IV Black is just a money grab by Asus it's got all the stuff on it that made the Normal Rampage great it, just with better audio and a new paint job if it's anything like the new X79-Deluxe it uses the same Intel Management Engine driver as older X79 boards... It is supposed to have some changes beyond cosmetic, I haven't thoroughly read up on it but have read about improved trace layout for better memory overclocking & improved VRMs. I'm reading up on the Black and it has similar stats to the normal Rampage IV, 10k black capacitors same as R4E also NexFET Mosfets same as R4Eand also 60A Chokes same as R4E. The R4EB is not make much difference for daily stuff but potentially better overclocking than the R4E because the cpu is a big part of memory overclocking when shooting for high frequencies, the memory kit matters as well. But with a great IMC & memory, the board itself can make a difference in overclocking. So lets just say it has better Memory overclocking, What if it doesn't have any better CPU overclocking? I'm sure it would but maybe 100-200mhz max. As far as cpu overclocking it is a tough call, for daily clocks most boards are capable & the overclock depends more on temps & the cpu itself. The board stands out more with extreme overclocking & cooling, if extreme coolers get another 100 - 200mhz out of cpus, it might not be the same for air & water cooling which is what im planning to do hence watercooling which i was i said in anothe thread that its TOO GOOD for watercooling. The R4EB would be more suited to people like Cowie and PhazeDelta who use LN but not so much for myself, i think it would be a waste of money. What do you guys think? I7 4820k The reason for this quad is because the 4930k's are hit and miss when it comes to an OC. Most people are getting 4.6,some are getting less even on water! I know its a 6 core but if i bought one of these and it was a poor overclocker then i would be gutted as my 930 was rock solid at 4.4. So im gonna go with the 3820k, they apparently oc quite well. Not only that when Rpggamesplayer upgrades to Haswell-E next year he has said ill get first offer on his 4930k which is a great overclocker so ill probably just buy that from him. SSD. Im looking at an Intel 256gb SSD, but im open to opinions as you guys know more about these than i do. RAM. Again open to opinions as im a bit out of touch with RAM, what bout Gskill compared to Corsair? Also when overclocking on the X79 is it possible to hit high ram speeds along with high cpu speeds. It matters to me to be able to do both and not just use an XMP profile as the cpu dont get overclocked when you do this, well it didnt on x58 but it may be different on x79. I have all my watercooling gear ready except for motherboard blocks, dont know wether its worth spending £100 for a block on the 690. Opinions please..... Thanks.