Hey Guys! Been a while since I posted properly, but I've got the upgrade itch again, so here's my dilemma, and I'd like your thoughts. I presently have 6 usable computers in various states of repair/assembly, the newest of which is an AMD Kaveri setup I bought mid-2014. As you can imagine, this is taking up a fair amount of room and as such I'd like to thin it down a bit. So here's what I got: #0 [Laptop] - Used when I go away or if something majorly screws up with everything. Assume I'm keeping this regardless of what happens. AMD A6 somethingorother, 6 GB RAM, 128 GB SSD (aftermarket), running Linux Mint. (I've only got 2 Win7 licenses) #1 [Main Rig] - Everyday use, gaming, sound recording, getting a bit long in the tooth and quite power hungry. ASUS P6T7 WS Supercomputer mobo, Intel W3680 (980X) @ 4 GHz, Noctua NH-D14, 12 GB DDR3@2133 MHz (part of a quad channel X79 kit), Radeon Fury, 512 GB SSD Boot Drive, 4 x 1 TB data drives, running Win7 64 bit, using external firewire soundcard (8 in 10 out, THIS IS IMPORTANT FOR LATER!!!). Current running into a Dell U2412 @ 1920 x 1200 as my U2711 refuses to run at 1440 with the Fury. Powered off an Enermax 1500W unit. Housed in a HAF-X #2 [Backup Rig] - Used when issues are had with the main rig. MSI A88X, 8 GB 2400 MHz RAM, 7850K @ stock under one of the 140 W Phenom coolers I had spare, Win 7 on a 128 GB SSD. Running off a 460W Corsair CX unit IIRC. Housed in a spare case with some fans. #3 [Spare Rig 1] - Given most of these bits, some things salvaged for the main rig (RAM), but otherwise working, mostly, mobo is VERY picky about RAM and GFX, it seems. Gigabyte X79-UD3 (not a great board), i7-3820, Some spare DDR3 (16 GB), Corsair H80 (only got the mounts for LGA2011), [spare gfx card], [spare 64 GB SSD], housed in a cardboard box presently, not in a usable state. Spare 750W Corsair PSU #4 [Spare Rig 2] - Bought as a toy to play with, never really been used. Athlon 5350, MSI Micro ATX AM1 board, 4 GB DDR3, sat in it's box presently, works. #5 [Spare Rig 3] - Originally for playing old games on, never been used for such. P4 2.8 GHz, Intel D875PBZ, heatpipe cooler, 4 x 1 GB DDR 400 MHz, 6800 Ultra Extreme, 80 GB SATA HDD. Works, but slow. So that's what I got. Given Zen is coming out, I'd like to hold off buying before I see how good that is, but X99 is likely my upgrade path otherwise. The primary issue I have is that my very good soundcard is firewire, which Win10 doesn't like much, given driver support is basically nonexistent. Assume I'm keeping the laptop, but the rest is fluid in it's sellableness. Ideally I'd like to have 1 main rig, and a backup, without having to switch and have a "gaming" and a "recording" rig, though that would be a possibility, it's just convenient to have everything in one place, really. I see a number of options here (assume in all cases #0 is staying): 1) Keep #1 as is until Zen comes out, while selling off #3-5, or some other combination thereof, then upgrade. 2) Make #3 into the main rig with a cheapo 3960X/3930K from CEX (£105 now), keeping #1 or #2 as the backup. #3 mobo is of questionable reliability, however. Sell off unused stuff. 3) Make #1 into a permanent Win7-based recording rig, sell everything else and buy a new gaming rig. 4) Make #3 into a permanent Win7-based recording rig, sell everything else and buy a new gaming rig. 5) Something else...? Your ideas and input are appreciated guys. Sorry for the wall of text, but it's the best way to describe it, I think. Ta BLEH!