I'm an avid gamer and am in the process of setting up a list of components for a dedicated gaming rig. I've always been a intel cpu man with MSI boards but from all i've heard over the years about AMD i'm ready to take the plunge and try something new for gaming experience. I've done a lot of research online the last few days about some of the new tech out by amd, intel, and nvidia (sli graphics) and have come up with the following items to put in a new system. I've got to start from scratch for this rig. Give me your opinions if you don't mind, stear me straight where I may be headed for disaster. I will post a description and a link for further info about the gear I'm considering. CPU: AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800 Dual Core CPU 2.0 GHz http://www.xpcgear.com/ada3800bvbox.html MB: Asus A8N-SLI Premium nvidia nForce4 http://www.xpcgear.com/asusa8nslip.html CASE: Aspire X-Navigator w 500w PS http://www.xpcgear.com/xpprnaalwiat1.html This case is the one item i'm not sure on at it relies with the Power Supply being a 20 pin and having to use an adapter to fit on the 24 pin board. I chose this case because of its pre-modded accessories with the 5 fans for cooling being the biggest reason. Would I have problems with a case like this having to use an adapter? HD: Seagate SATA barracuda 160GB (will add a few more later, but one to start the new rig off with) http://www.xpcgear.com/seagatesata160.html MEM: 1GB Dual channel Corsair 3200XL (2x512) CL 2-2-2-5 VID: Asus Extreme GeForce 6600 GT 128MB DDR3 SLI (only getting one at first trying to save a bit of cash will add a second identical card later. http://www.xpcgear.com/asusen6600gt.html will also add an assortment of cd drives and floppies. I figure this is expandable well into the future. I'd really love to jump in the FX line of AMD CPUs but the bottom end is still a bit high priced, but with this board I can always upgrade to an FX later as they use the same 939 board. I chose this cpu over the intel dual core because the entry level of intel's doesn't support HyperThreading...have to get the 840EE for that and thats just way to pricey. the entry dual core AMD supports its native Hyper Transport. Thoughts, opinions, and recommendations are welcome.