...I'm planning on selling both CPU's soon & upgrading to an i7-3930K / LGA-2011 system for the improved 1080p video editing / Blu-Ray encoding.I know it's tempting and we're many months out but do you have the patience to wait for Ivy-E and X79A with the possibilities of real usb3, sata6, pcie3 and T'bolt? X79 just doesn't offer anything and six- maybe even eight-cores will spank SB-E in IPC.
Ivy Bridge E is a full year away, so no I'm not going to wait that long, I'll be swapping right around Xmas
Besides, X79 already has PCI Express 3.0... native USB 3.0 is not an issue for me... and the X79 board I'm looking at
has 8 SATA 6 ports, 2 on the X79 chipset which would support my two Vertex 4 SSD's in RAID-0 quite nicely, plus 2 on the improved Marvel 9220 controller (for additional SSD's when prices drop some more), & 4 more on the older Marvel 9172 controller for SATA III HDD's.
I'm not even going to consider Thunderbolt till my next full ground-up build in 5 - 7 years.
Finally, the 3930K is so much faster than my 1055t, even with the 1055t overclocked to 3.5GHz the 3930K runs folding @ home at up to 5x the ppd output on standard SMP WU's, and encodes video up to 2x faster before any overclocking.