Alright... been thinking/planning my next build. My 2600K is getting older now and I will donate it to my son...
I've decided, after going back and forth, back and forth, back and forth, to give AMD another shot. I know intel runs cooler, cheaper and outperforms AMD in most, if not all ways for their higher-end chips and even some categories in their mid-range chips but I still have a soft spot for AMD despite the fact that they don't seem to be moving forward very well lately. I think the FX-8350 (barely) outperforms my 2600K so I think I won't be disappointed. Anyway, here it is:
Cooler Master HAF XM
Corsair Gold AX850 (overkill but I will likely add another graphic card in a year)
ASUS Sabertooth 990FX
ASUS GTX670-DC2 w/4GB VRAM
2 Mushkin Chronos Deluxe 240GB/Sata III SSD (RAID 0)
G.Skill Sniper 1600, 32 GB (I know, should have angled for the 1866 but in most cases it shouldn't matter)
2 Seagate 1TB Enterprise drives (RAID 0)
Corsair H60 cooler
XIGMATEK FCB 200MM fan
Not cheap... but with an SSD (huge upgrade to me) even if the 8350 isn't as fast as an I7, my system will feel supreme to me. With all the RAM I can have a ramdisk, should I desire it, but it will also be handy for me when running multiple web servers (JBOSS and others) at the same time... I know that much RAM is overkill but... why not. My current build has lasted 2 years easily. I don't see why a build with an SSD shouldn't last even longer.
I am contemplating adding an additional drive for "junk"... low power green drive... and another plextor external DVD drive (because the case has no drive and I would be giving it to my son - my computer is held up near the ceiling so it was awkward to insert/remove DVDs in an internal drive).