While nice for bragging rights, it rarely helps in games. I'm sure you've read the following.
"Our tests demonstrate fairly little difference between a $225 LGA 1155 Core i5-2500K and a $1000 LGA 2011 Core i7-3960X, even when three-way graphics card configurations are involved. It turns out that memory bandwidth and PCIe throughput don't hold back the performance of existing Sandy Bridge-based machines. "
Why not drop back to an i5, look for more storage? I'm running into folk that got 200'ish SSDs and they are upset about the space issues.
I was just informed of this today. Don't know if they might hold back
the Helix again but i am nervous from how the Rep was responding that i
could be pushed back again.
The rep clearly didn't
know what they where talking about, But some info is better than no
Also got a small price estimate with configuration of i-core 7
processor, 8 gigs Ram and 256 gigs of SSD storage. I think we are looking at $2000.00 USD with stated configuration....I was a little pushy, but that was only b/c i am pressed for time.