I seen a request for advice for a new system that was "moved" here, so I'll go ahead and start mine here as well. My system: AMD 3000+ 7600gt 2 gig ram Epox 9npa+ultra board Yes. Extremely old. I have never purchased an out of box system. I would like to keep with that and build my own. It's been so long, reading all these reviews are terribly confusing now. PC gaming. That's what it's about for me. I do the occasional photoshop as well. Currently I'm playing AoC getting anywhere from 5-30's fps. Sometimes higher depending on surroundings. I would love to play the game at a consistent 40+ fps. I was initially going to just upgrade the cpu to w/e and the vid card to at least an 8800gt. However, there are just so freaking many of them...even from the same company, I'm lost. So with just considering to rebuild the entire thing, my options have skyrocketed. I used to prefer only AMD configs, however alot of reviews are stating the "other" brand is out performing in video games. I hope to get some good advice from you all. I'll check back later. Thanks. airtaz I noticed I didn't put a price range. The cheaper the better. 500-800 would be my preference. I will use all my drives, case, monitor and things like that.