Hi, im studying in computer support and i would like to buy a new computer to be able to use win 7 better and to play games at occasion. I want my machine to perform well and to last 5 years ( as long as my last one ) Im the kind of guy who wants top quality materials but at a good price...i choosed 2 systems and i would like some opinions on wich should i get because my machine is old and im not really sure wich boards by example, are the best and why etc... so the first one is the following: Any board of 150$ ( probably asus with 1366 socket ) Intel i7 930 ( 1366 ) around 300$ any 4 gb kit of memory...of 1600-1800 mhz around 150$ max the best graphic card i can get for around 175$ ( im thinking about radeon 4870) Thermaltake psu of at least 700 watts for around 150$ Thermaltake case for 150$ total: 1075$ Second choice: Intel p55wg ( 1156 ) around 180$ Intel i7 860 (1156) around 300$ "" "" "" "" total: about the same price the thing is, i would like to get an intel board, but the 1366 ones are too expensive ( starting at 280$ ) (extreme series) so, should i get another brand board for less money, and go with the socket 1366 or, should i get the intel one and the socket 1155 for the same price? also, i know some ppl will ask me why buy expensive thermaltake stuff...maybe i could go to another brand but, i would prefer to buy thermaltake. Any other ideas? thanks !