It took me several weeks and this is what I have decided to go with. not the latest and greatest but has some room to grow in the future. Motherboard EVGA 122-CK-NF68-AR NF680I 775 - Retail $259.99 Graphics EVGA 7950GT KO 512-P2-N637-AR R - Retail $279.99 CPU INTEL|C2D E6400 2.13G 775 2M R - Retail $221.50 RAM MEM 1Gx2|CRUCIAL TY2KIT12864AA663 R - Retail $239.99 Power Supply Corsair HX Series CMPSU-620HX 620W Power Supply Retail $160.00 Case Thermaltake Tsunami (bought it a few weeks back) ~$100 Heatsink/Fan Tuniq Tower (bought it a few weeks ago. heard good things about it) ~$55 DVD Burner Reusing Samsung DVD w/lightscribe (only had it a few weeks before my old machine died) Hard Drives Reusing WD 74 GB Raptor and WD 250 GB SATA Graphics card was by far the hardest decision. i just don't play alot of games but would love to have the ability to play. Went with eVGA in case I decide to do the step up in a few months and get an 8800. Should all be here by next tuesday or wednesday to put together. Hope I didn't foget anything. PS. Thanks to Emmett for putting up with me in some of my threads.