Alright, i've had a system with an amd 3200+ venice, 2gb ocz plat ddr(1) ram, a 550w nice psu, and a crappy no name shuttle motherboard(had to replace my nice msi that crapped out after like 6 months in 2006. At the moment it has a bfg 8800gt oc in it, and i can play most games at 1280x1024 decently. After putting vista back on after a year and a half buying it, cod5 and grid run a LOT slower than the same settings in xp. I do not want to go back to XP, as my wife enjoys browsing in vista much more. Need some advice on good cheap upgrade thatll allow me to play games for another year or so. Need: Motherboard CPU Memory Intel or AMD, dunno anymore. Been outta the game for a while and I know core2duo is kickass but i would think amd has comparable hardware.