Hi again guys. So before getting told Im stupid and wasting money, or that its a sideways step etc etc etc, I know! So now that out of the way, heres my idea. I am thinking of moving to the Ivy-E side of things as I quite fancy the extra cores. I run a lot of rendering jobs and the extra speed and reduced time would be nice to have, plus I am fed up of looking back longingly on my SR-2 days so this would help fill that gap a little. The board of choice would be the Asus Rampage IV Extreme, paired with a 4930k... Question is, what kind of real world increases would I see? Any improvement in other areas, I game a lot, and use the entire Adobe Creative Suite (CC), along with solid-works, and a couple of rendering programs?? Also what clocks are achievable with this setup under H2o? The second step in this bizarre idea, is to swap my 680sli setup (2gb cards) for either a pair of 290's or 290x's . I really miss the Eyefinity side of things and to be honest I know this goes against the general consensus, but Ive had a tonne of issues with Nvidia drivers, that previously on my 7970's and my 6000 series cards I never had, I know there are pros and cons for both but I fancy the change, again, will it be enough of an upgrade? I will again have these under water so the noise is not an issue, just the performance? Will there be any advantages in my chosen software (see above). Screen res is 2560x1600 and two 1200x1600 in portrait, which will be spanned for specific games in Eyefinity, not native I know, but there are ways and means!! A long one I know but any help will be much appreciated! Thanks!