A long while back I set a goal for myself, and that was with any extra money I was to make, that it would be saved up for my own personal computer build. Today when balancing my check book on-line, I noticed in my secondary savings account, that my goal had been reached! I wanted to at least save up $2500.00 and today with my latest deposit, I noticed that it's amount was now $2633.89! So it's now time to start planning for this build! I've taken the past 6-8 hours studying what I might need for a decent build. This will be the third computer I build for myself, the last one built was close to three years ago and for the times was considered to be a small monster. It was an AMD system, which for myself, AMD seems to be the only way I swing. Here's what I've been able to come up with so far! Just be aware folks, this is a rough draft and is totally open to suggestions, advise and recommendations! Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 990FX AM3+ Motherboard ($149.99) http://www.frys.com/product/6821096?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG AMD Phenom™ II 960 Black ($124.90) http://www.frys.com/product/6901207 CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600MHz ($99.99) http://www.frys.com/product/6952407?site=sa:Homepage:Spot1 (4) Western Digital Caviar SE16 500GB SATA II Hard Drive Retail Kit'S ($79.99 Each) http://www.frys.com/product/4812430?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG Thermaltake Toughpower XT 775W Continuous-Delivery Modular Power Supply ($99.90) http://www.frys.com/product/6301331 LG Internal SATA 12x Super Mult Blu Ray Writer ($99.99) http://www.frys.com/product/6745005?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG (2) MSI ATI Radeon HD 5770 1GB PCI-EXPRESS VIDEO CARD's ($129.99 Each) http://www.frys.com/product/6139339?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG Creative Lab PCI-E X-Fi Titanium FatalTy Champion Series Internal Sound Card ($179.99) http://www.frys.com/product/5665331?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG PPA 5 PORT PCI/USB CARD ($14.99) http://www.frys.com/product/3506204?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG Logitech Wireless Wave Combo MK550 ($79.99) http://www.frys.com/product/6356401?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG Logitech Z506 5.1 Speaker System ($99.99) http://www.frys.com/product/6306851?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG Thermaltake Chaser MK-1 Full Tower Case- VN300M1W2N ($149.99) http://www.frys.com/product/6639144?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG LD Dual 12" CCFL - Blue ($7.99) http://www.frys.com/product/4636228 (3) LG E2442TC 24" Class Slim LED Backlit Monitor's - 1920 x 1080, 16:9, 5000000:1, 5ms, VGA, DVI-D, Energy Star ($179.99 Each) http://www.frys.com/product/7191132?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG I know for years I've been sort of a die hard and loyal Microsoft Vista Ultimate (64-bit) fanboy! But with this computer I'm feeling that getting more in with the sign of the times may be in order. I'm willing to release my death grip I have on Vista Ultimate and jump to the following... Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate Full Version ($299.99) http://www.frys.com/product/6023368 There, I think I'm done with this rough draft! In regards to any other various software I might need, I plan on throwing my copy of Microsoft Office 2007 Enterprise onto the computer, also I plan on downloading and using Microsoft Security Essentials as my Anti-Virus program. Again everything here is open to debate, recommendation, substitution, advise, even constructive criticism. If you think something else might do me better, than please chime in and let me know about it! Or if you have a certain preference that differs from what you see here, and you think your preference will work better, please let me know. I plan on jumping in and starting most of this sometime in between August-12-2012 and August-15-2012. "Thank you for your time here"!