HELLO Techspot forum members, This is the first time, I have posted here. And I figured this is the best site to go for computer help, after reading some of the response on other threads. So I have decided to build myself a gaming rig, and I am looking for some help from the hardcore gamers out there, as I am aspiring gamer. I am looking into motherboards and cpus. I am pretty set on AMD due to its price, and the fact that majority of ppl I have met use AMD. I plan to use NVIDIA graphic cards, as I have had better luck with them over ATI. The motherboard I am looking into right now is this one http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813131593&ATT=13-131-593&CMP=OTC-yah00TT The ASUS Crosshair ^^ or M2N-SLI Deluxe http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131013 CPU: I am currently unsure on since, I want power, but I am not willing to pay the high price. And could someone clear up, if I got a Dual Core clocked at 1.8-2.0 GHz or Single Core clocked at 3.0 Ghz. Which one would run the best. If you have any suggestions, as of which AMD Athlon to get please help.