Project: Black Instead of going Intel which I would like to do, I decided to go with AMD, why? Just to try something different. To the point, I'm a gamer/designer I do a lot of multi-tasking, I use a lot of Adobe products and I play games mostly MMORPGs, and FPSs. I also do a lot of encoding video related tasks and I watch a lot of high quality Movies and Anime. I want to build a system that can do all this seamlessly currently I can't really do all that and would like to some day. So far here's my setup: First thing I know I'm getting is the processor: CPU: AMD Phenom II X3 720 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103649 Heat Sink: pending I would like to OC the CPU I've read it can be easily OC'd so a good stable, durable, quiet heat sink that can keep it cool even when OC'd would do me good. Thermal Paste: Arcticsilver Motherboard: ASUS M4A78T-E http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131366 Videocard: SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 5770 -NOT purchasing yet, will use onboard video instead. Will purchase it in the future. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102864 Memory: G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231180 Optical Drive: decides to purchase @ local Frys Hard Drive: decides to purchase @ local Frys Case: Already have (Alienware Case) But if I had to get one I would purchase the Cosmos 1000 from CoolMasters I <3 that case PSU: pending I've decided I won't be purchasing the Radeon HD 5770 yet and will be using onboard video so I'll be using my current stock 450W. But since I plan to run Crossfire in the future what kind of PSU would you recommend me to get? When I do purchase one of the two video cards I'll be using only one for the next 6-7months until I purchase another. Project: Black CPU: $119.00 Heat Sink: $ Motherboard: $129.99 Videocard: $164.99 - not added to total Memory: $94.99 HDD: decides to purchase @ local Frys Optical Drive: decides to purchase @ local Frys Case: N/A PSU: N/A Thermal Paste: $0.00 Total so far: $349.97 Though I should've mention this first I don't really know what my budget will be but I don't want to spend no more than $600 - $700.