Just about ready to set this thing into motion. Waiting to see if I can score any newegg bucks for xmas, then I'll mark the rest up to credit card debt and financial aid. Case: Antec P180 (already bought that one for cheap) Mobo: EVGA 680i PSU: Corsair 520W (reviews say it fits the case, which is a concern) CPU: C2D E6600 RAM: Corsair 2x512 800 MHz TWIN2X1024-6400C4 Video: BFG 7900 GT 256 MB (Going semi-cheap here so I can just upgrade to DX 10 in a few months) That brings me up to just shy of $1k (without the case). Anyone have any crits? Suggestions? I'll be using a couple of SATA drives I have lying around, and a Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 320GB as my primary drive. I also already have a DVD burner and a soundblaster audigy 2 lying around, though I think with onboard audio I wont need the sound card. I'm also looking for a decent monitor, hopefully 20+ inch widescreen. Any thoughts on this Samsung 204BW 20" widescreen 6ms LCD? Anyone know of anything bigger/better for a comparable price? edit: Also, I realize that the 680i and eVGA boards are having some problems ATM. However, from what I've read, the latest firmware has fixed most of them, and the next version should fix just about all. Anyhow, if it gives me trouble I won't be afraid to RMA it.