Ok, this is what I am running now, and I plan to drop another $200 on the system in the next month or so. Case: Xclio A380 With one Sythe Ultra Kaze 120mm running @ 3000RPM for exhaust. PSU: Rosewill RD500 480wt. Mobo: ASUS M4A78 Plus RAM: OCZ SLI Ready...(yeah, I know) DDR2 2GBx2 @800Mhz CPU: Retail Phenom II 550BE @ 3.1Ghz CPU Cooling: Arctic Cooling AC Freezer Pro Rev.2 GPU: HIS 5770 1GB @ 950/1250 Sound: CL SB X-Fi Xtreme PCI HDD: Seagate Barricuda 500GB+1TB both 7200/32MB cache. DVD-R: Lite-On 22X...IDE! Monitor: Acer X223w Now I know EVERYTHING in this could be upgraded, but I'm trying to do this a bit at a time. I got the 5770 for DX11 and for a future xfire. I've also been looking at either a 965 or 1090t, but am not sold on the 6 cores yet, although I do a small amount of vid editing and transcoding. Also on the table is the CH50, although the ACFreezer is doing a fair job. Lately been playing StalkerCOP, SC2, RE5, BC2, and Fallout3. Looking at Metro2033 and some of the other new games. Without a complete overhaul of uber-goodness, what should I be looking at next?