Hi all and thanks for reading and offering any advice, I would like to start thinking about my second project build soon but as time moves on so does hardware, so I am in need of some advice / ideas. I want to build a far superior rig to the one I have (system spec is on profile) and I am open to all your ideas. The rig will be used for intense 3D art work via Poser Pro and 3DsMax both of which are CPU speed hungry (not GPU hungry), also photo editing via PS and lastly video / blu ray and mild gaming (games like Crysis, COD, Tombraider etc) so graphics are important as my 28inch Hanns.G is 1080 ready and if a great game takes my fancy I want this rig to play it on full settings with no problems, just to add I am not an online gamer, purely a single billy no mates stay at home gamer lol. I want to OC the rig at some point above 4Ghz but not immediately, and would like to have it pretty silent but look awesome as it will be the focal point to my office. Storage is important too as both 3D software programs have very large runtimes and are increasing on a daily basis. I would also like to dabble with SSD too along with conventional HDD's. My budget is £2000 absolutely not a penny more lol Products I like and trust for good or bad are Gigabyte, Intel, Samsung, Corsair and XfX but I am open to try new ones on your recommendations. So, any other questions can be answered if I forgot anything, but please fire away and help me decide what I need. Regards, Lee. So, I have been looking at some options on the following :- CPU Intel i7 3820 or Intel i7 3930 Unsure of the OC'ing potential on either ? Mobo Asus P9X79 Ram Corsair X79 GPU Asus Radeon HD 7970 Will I need crossfire for future games ? and if so is this card too much or would 2 x ???? crossfirerd be better ?