Morning chaps, I've got new-build fever, or at least fancy a complete overhaul. Everything is going strong now that I've added a 290 to it, but while I'm at this stage I'd like to get it all "future proof" as possible since I no longer have the free time to tinker or rebuild on a whim. Coming from a 2500K platform I am considering a total upgrade of my gaming PC. For your background info, I used to keep on top of the upgrade cycle and sell parts before they dropped in value too much -- these days I don't have enough time or inclination to do this, so I'm thinking about the next 2 years. Firstly, would any of you strongly urge an upgrade from the 2500k to Haswell? I'm not convinced it's worth the upgrade for me, since this cpu still handles all the games I throw at it (on a 4ghz OC). Haswell leads on 10-20% FPS, but I'd only really consider this upgrade if I can do it NOW whilst the 2500K retains some market value. Leaving this decision any later and I'd just hold on to this cpu. This PC is solely used for gaming btw. Moving on to the case: I'm thinking about moving to ITX (I have a spare Z77n-wifi that I could move to and keep the 2500k) by getting either a Bitfenix Prodigy or alternative case. It's all currently stuffed into a Lian Li A05NB, which is a lovely little case but suffers from a lack of cooling options (I haven't had the doors on since I put the 290 in it). Additionally it was never designed for WC either - so things are modded in there or lashed down with elastic so it's a faff to work on. Finally, I've only added a universal GPU block to the 290 (plus a Gelid heatsink kit for the VRMs) -- which keeps the core temp down to 65C from stock 93C and throttling.. Now despite reading that the "GDDR is cool running enough to not need heatsinks provided fans keep them cool" I will dispute that; I burned my fingertips last night doing some testing and they easily reached 60 deg C. I wanted to avoid buying a full cover block at 70 quid hence re-using my universal block, but in this case I think I need a full cover. Annoyingly there's not room to mount RAM sinks on a few of the chips that surround the water block. Does anyone know if there is any market for universal GPU blocks? Cos I know full-covers lose tremendous value over time. Koolance GPU-210 which was £45. I don't want to sell it for a huge loss, hence holding on to it for successive builds. Your advice on any of these points would be welcome! TL;DR version: Keep i5 2500K - or sell now whilst it still has value? Move to ITX? - sell existing P67a-UD4-B3 CF/SLI mobo Best option for R9 290 watercooling. Do universal GPU waterblocks sell at all? I don't really fancy dropping any more cash on this PC, but I'm leaning towards an ITX case and one designed for watercooling. Specs: i5 2500k at 4ghz (WC) R9 290 (WC) P67a-UD4-B3 Crossfire/SLI mobo 12GB RAM (mixed speeds...) 30GB system SSD 120GB game SSD 500GB game storage HDD CPU + GPU single loop is cooled by a 240 slim rad, want more but only in a better case.