Yes, I went and caved on the CPU replacement because, damn it, Oculus Rift! Well, that and my i7-2600k was getting a bit long in the tooth. I'm really anxious to see how much performance gain I get from the Skylake architecture. The numbers look phenomenal! I'll be certain to report back to you all how it performs. If you have any questions about why I chose as I did, please leave them in the comments and I'll be as forthright as is prudent. And now to quote a funny movie,
"HOLD ON TO YOUR LUG-NUTS! IT'S TIME FOR AN OVERHAUL!"