I have an I7 920 and I am considering building a new system with a 7700k. I want to know if it would be a big enough jump and if it would even be perceivable. I considered a 6800k when it was on sale recently but decided that I might benefit more from higher clock speeds for playing games. I also didn't see enough yields on quad channel memory since I do photography on Photoshop instead of videography. I considered the ryzen but there's not enough info on it and I don't know if it will end up coming out before I do my build. Which of the Asus Z270 motherboards do you recommend? I can spend about $235 on it, but I won't go up to the $500 one. I looked at the different models there's too many overlaps. I don't necessarily need wifi on it. I know it's dual channel platform, but is there any performance difference from only using 2 slots with dual 16gb ddr4 over splitting it 8gb modules across 4 slots?