I've not been a PC gamer for over a decade and built up an x58 system almost a year ago to do some gaming and home working (voiceXML coding for ACD/IVR) but I fancy upgrading. I'm not really sure what best to do though. My current system plays all the games I throw at it fine, so my upgrade is more want the necessity, but would be nice to be able to run my SATA drives at full potential as well as my GPU. I cant really say the Xeon has not been up to par, but I have noticed on PUBE-G that in some map areas the hitching is pretty bad and FPS have dropped on Sanhok (pre latest update) to the 40's! I was led to believe an i7 8700k for example would yield far high minimum frame rates, so areas like this I'd still be over 60fps? I've zero affinity to AMD or Intel, when I used to build and upgrade constantly back in the day I simply went with whichever was quickest/good VFM at the time. My main criteria is gaming performance, work wise I'm not really concerned, as all I do is remote connect in to my rig at work to do my coding. ... so really just looking for upgrade advice and if there's a decent bundle. Don't want to go mental, looking around the £600-800 marker for just CPU, board and RAM. Don't think I need anything else, as I have a moderate GPU already, D14 Noctua cooler, x6 240GB SSDs, a decent 650w PSU and love my fractal case.