...Well, not exactly future-proof, but at least enough to last about 3-5 years. I'm a bit hesitant about choosing a new motherboard, processor and videocard, now that my PC finally exploded in a blaze of glory and died on me. Can anyone point me in the right direction with regards to choosing some good parts? Something that won't break the bank, though. A good budget to mid-range PC will do. I'm guessing I'll stick with nVidia 8xxx series for the graphics card, but are the Intel dual cores better than AMD ones, performance- or pricewise? Also, can anyone recommend a good motherboard? I'm trying for something that will run Crysis at a decent framerate. Not that it's really my kind of game, but I guess it's a good benchmark for future games. I took a look at the system requirements and I'm shocked at how high they were. At the rate that game technology is advancing we're going to have to upgrade every six months if it keeps up! Thanks!