Code: Component Model Price ($) CPU Intel Core™ i5-2500K: $195 CPU Cooler Corsair A70 CPU Cooler $38 Motherboard ASUS Maximus IV Gene-Z: $165 RAM 2 x 4GB G.SKILL Sniper Low Voltage $50 Graphics 2 x 1GB MSI Hawk GTX 460 $260 Hard Drive SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 1TB $55 Case Cooler Master Storm Sniper Black $60 Power Seasonic X750 Gold $130 Optical ASUS 24X DVD Burner $18 OS Windows 7 Ultimate $15 Total Price $986 I fully intend to OC the CPU/GPU. For this build, I intend to upgrade in about 12-18 months and reuse at least the power supply and case. These is also $80 worth of rebates to be redeemed on this build. So, if I get those, I can spend it on a SSD. Windows 7 Ultimate is student price.