Originally Posted by UltimateBMW
The 3930K is a Sandy Bridge-E chip. 'E' stands for Extreme. This is by all intensive purposes a hardcore enthusiast's chip, and no one would ever recommend such a chip to another person asking for help simply selecting components. It is priced as such. ~$1300
The new Intel chips will not be Extreme enthusiast editions, but rather general market processor solutions. Looking at Intel's current mainstream product lineup and pricing, it ranges from $200 - $400. This will be the expected price range for the new Ivy Bridge CPU's.
Really can't beat it for the money from what I can tell. Put in a GTX 570 card and sit back for a few years.