Well then, I think I will bite the bullet and finally upgrade my aging system. My budget is more or less ~$1,000. I will be using the computer for gaming, movies and some schoolwork. My most major goal on this build is to make it as future-proof as possible, at least 4 years minimum. My other major goal is reliability, I don't have the ability to screw around if something goes wrong due to time. However, I will dab into a little O/C on this rig. A big plus is lower power and heat; by me power is very expensive and it is a rather hot climate. The case I will be buying separately, same for the display. I don't care if I can't play every game on maximum, I just want to run them well enough. I am going to be getting a 1920X1080 display, so I need to run at that resolution. I also plan on using the SSD for Intel SRT cache. Here's what I have so far (updated): OK, here is the final setup I plan on ordering tomorrow. Everything but the monitor and case is to be ordered at Newegg, the other two from Amazon. If anyone else has anything to say, please do it now. CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge = $225 Motherboard: ASRock Z68 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 = $190 or ASUS P8Z68-V (non-pro) =190 HDD: Western Digital Caviar Green WD20EARS 2TB SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive = $75 Memory: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) F3-12800CL8D-8GBXM = $100 Power Supply Unit: CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 750W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC = $110 SSD: Crucial M4 CT064M4SSD2 2.5" 64GB SATA III MLC = $105 GPU: GIGABYTE GV-N56GOC-1GI GeForce GTX 560 = $197 Cooling: CORSAIR CWCH60 Hydro Series H60 High Performance Liquid CPU Cooler = $73 Soundcard: X-Fi Xtreme Gamer = $20 (from DerSchniffles) Case (Amazon): Cooler Master Storm Enforcer USB 3.0 Mid Tower ATX Case with Window and Black Interior (SGC-1000-KWN1) = $90 Case Accessories: (fan, filter) = $25 Mouse: Logitech M570 Trackball = $45 Monitor (Amazon): ASUS VE248H 24-Inch LED Monitor = $196 Total Price: $1,451, before shipping costs That's what I have so far. Attack!