Not going to lie, I have been swayed off by pc gaming for a while (school, work), So i haven't really paid any attention to my desktop pc. It literally was dying and the gpu was at its end with being too hot and frequently bsod'ing, I had to upgrade! I decided to wait on boxing day/week for some good deals on it as I don't want to spend as much money as I did back then. Essentially I still wanted the performance to keep up with the latest games. -Gigabyte GTX 660 Ti 2gb OC 1066mhz (oc'ed to 1100mhz) - Replacing 9800GTX -Asus P8Z77V-LK ATX motherboard - Replacing EVGA 750i FTW sli motherboard -Intel core i5 3570k unlocked, (oc'ed to 4.2ghz) - Replacing E8400 Wolfdale OC'ed to 4.2ghz -Cooler master Hyper 212 EVO -Seagate barracuda 1TB HDD sata 3 - Replacing broken 500gb hdd and 250gb hdd. -G.SKILL Ripjaws X F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL 8GB 2X4GB DDR3-1600 CL9-9-9-24 Memory Peripherals I purchased. -Asus VS247H-P monitor, FINALLY moved onto 1080p rather than my old samsung tv monitor that displays only 1366x768. -Creative gigaworks t40 series ii speakers which are alot more portable and sound is excellent. just without the booming bass. I kept the dvd drives, my p180 case, and my silent and cooling 750w psu, all in all what a heck of a big difference. Currently on windows 8, even though I don't have any SSD I can still tell that it currently loads everything very fast.