***Re-Re-Updated*** So what the crap. SLI 680i nVidia chipset boards are lookin to have some issues? I came to the conclusion that...I dont need something for gaming. I dont need something for overclocking. I just want, out of the box, a fast and working computer. Changed up my list a bit. Instead of spending bank on a motherboard, I put some of that money towards more ram, and a faster CPU. Seems like a good idea.......right..? I ended up switching back to AMD. On Newegg, I can't seem to find a mobo for a core 2 duo that consistantly recieves good reviews. Here is all that I've changed... AMD Athlon 64 X2 5200+ Windsor 2.6GHz Socket AM2 Processor Model ADA5200CSBOX - Retail ASUS M2N4-SLI Socket AM2 NVIDIA nForce4 SLI ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TWIN2X2048-6400C4 - Retail Any input? I beleive my original idea about getting the newest longest lasting technology was good, but it seems that the newer you get, the more bugs that come with it. ---------------- Old message/original parts lists.......... Looking to do a system rebuild, seeing as my athlon xp has been pissing me off with how slow it has been recently. searching around newegg things have changed a bit since i've last done this so i have a couple questions. ***Re-Updated*** First off, I am looking for a computer I can "grow in to". Utilizing newer technology standards that will be upgradable say....a year from now. heh. I am not a heavy gamer. The only instance where i'd be interesting in playing a new(er) game would be to see how well my newly built system could handle it. Reading through tomshardware.com and other places it looks like Intel is the way to go on newer technology. Here is what I have put together so far on newegg. Let me know if there is anything I can change. Thanks for any info! Intel Core 2 Duo E6400 Conroe 2.13GHz LGA 775 Processor Model BX80557E6400 - Retail EVGA 122-CK-NF68-AR Socket T (LGA 775) NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail - More then I really want to be spending on a mobo but I figure that if it guarantees I can run a quad core CPU in the future it's worth it. CORSAIR XMS2 1GB (2 x 512MB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TWIN2X1024A-6400 - Retail BFG Tech BFGR76256GTOCE GeForce 7600GT 256MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card - Retail Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3320620AS (Perpendicular Recording Technology) 320GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM LG 18X DVD±R Super-Multi DVD Burner With 12X DVD-RAM Write Black IDE Model GSAH22N-BK - OEM Antec True Power Trio TP3-650 ATX12V 650W Power Supply with Three 12V Rails - Retail COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 CAC-T05-WW Black/Silver Aluminum Bezel, SECC Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail Questions would be.. - You think the "value ram" will be a major henderance if I am not a big gamer? - Is any of this stuff blatenly overkill for what I want? - Been told I need a 750watt PSU for new vid cards comin out...which I'm not sure I really want to invest in...becase I don't know how much I really want to upgrade to play the newest/baddest/raddest video game available.