So, I got 230$ to upgrade an old eMachines. I am keeping everything but the: -PSU -CPU -Mobo -Gfx Card -Ram (BTW, mobo must be micro ATX since I'm using the stock eMachines case.) These are the components I've come up with: Mobo PSU Ram CPU (On the side, how do these parts look?) Well, budget used up. Now, what I'm concerned with is that I wanna use this pc for some gaming with my little bro (nothing like two brothers experimenting on some game together). Mainly Far Cry and FEAR. The motherboard has integrated Chrome9 graphics. They (from their site) say it's DirectX 9 compliant.... I've heard that 128MB is the min. for it's memory, so that's good too (even though it's shared mem). Basically, according to the required specs on the boxes, Far Cry AND FEAR should run fine on this thing, even if on low settings. But, do you think it'll work? I mean.... is the Chrome9 IGP as good as they put it? If I read correctly, they claim it even has HARDWARE pixel shaders? And they say it should be able to run Aero Glass on vista, so it MUST have HW pixel shaders? From their site, here are the specs: DX 9 Engine 250MHz core clock Pixel Shader Version 2 2 Pixel Pipelines How does it compare to a 6100 IGP? I've seen reviews for the 6100 but not the Chrome9... Now, I know VIA isn't as famous (I think).... but still. Anyone have any experience or info? And if you know the Chrome9 will totally suck... what do you suggest I get for 230$ MAX (NO more) that will be better (including the PSU, Mobo, CPU, Ram, and Gfx if needed)? Thanks! Anyone?!? BTW, yes, I know the Chrome9 or the 6100 aren't for gaming, but the point is to allow gaming. I already have me a gamin' rig and I want to play these games under multiplayer with my bro. Soo..... any ideas?