So yeah, as you may see I made a thread a few days ago asking about the sandy bridge motherboards and availability and whatnot, and I'm getting the drift that I wont be able to get the 2500k and a Mobo this month. I'm pretty much in need of 3 things right now, A new Motherboard, CPU, and around 6-8gb of ram. The problem is I only have around $500 to spend on all 3 of those, give or take $100 if needed The cpu would be used for games coming out this year, I also would like to do some frapsing. What would be the best choice for me to spend my money on, I cannot wait another month, 2 week max. Also, I live in the US, so I would prefer not to order parts overseas, Newegg or amazon would be the best bet. Any help would be appreciated. And yes, I plan on upgrading my Gpu in a few months. Here's what I put together myself. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231311 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128423 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115211 Total is around $580. Is there anything cheaper that I can invest in, without lowering overall performance?