As you can see, I'm currently using an i5 3450 (I know). When i bought it a couple of years ago I never intented to overclock or anything and it hasn't let me down. I have however started seeing it bottleneck my GTX 970 in games where more CPU power is needed (especially scenes where there are a lot of people). I'm currently running a Z77 extreme 4 from ASRock. Needless to say, I'm looking to get a new MB and CPU. I'm looking for an i7 that I can overclock. I think I have narrowed it down to either an X99 MB and the i7-5820k or a Z79 motherboard with the i7-4790k. The move to X99 is tempting, I like the MSI X99 SLI PLUS but I'm not sure I will be getting any DDR4 right now. I will also be adding a second GTX 970 and probably move to watercooling too in the near future. I only use this systemfor gaming at 1440p and other usual stuff, no encoding or editing. I would also like to keep my PSU, hoping that it would be enough for an i7 and 970 GTX SLI.