I've been doing some research, and I have narrowed it down to two candidates: the Acer Aspire AS8930-6247 http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4148886&csid=ITD&body=MAIN#detailspecs and the Asus G50V http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834220379 The Acer has a significantly bigger display (18.4"), a blu ray drive, and a Geforce 9600. The Asus has a 9700, and a 15.4" inch screen. What do you guys think? Do you have any other suggestions for a gaming rig under $1500? I appreciate it.