Saw the current prices for the Xeon E5-2670 and I knew I just had to upgrade. The motherboard is a reference Intel board(the cheapest I could find to run it), but it worked out well. $269 for the board, 70 for the chip. I can live with that.
Most of the other parts are reused from a beginner's build I put together back in February.
I can barely get this thing to do more than 30% doing my every day tasks with plenty running in the background.
Will be upgrading the GPU when this semester is done.