Ok since my confusion and etc are still around I need to re-ignite this question here are my specs and wants: I know all of you are trying to help me but I am confused and a bit frustrated. You know what i got hopefully if not here: Current spec: motherboard is a Soyo Dragon Plus Kt-333 Processor: AMD Athlong 1.67GHz Xp 2000+ Ram: two g.skill 1 gig DDR ram sets Pc-3200 Video card: Nvidia 7600 GT with 512 ram Two IDE hard drives PSU: True antec 430W CD-rom: 52x speed(no burner) Pioneer Dvd/cd rom player and burner. What i want: A mobo, processor and maybe ram that would let me use my current video card, hard drives and at least my Dvd/cd rom player/burner. I do not have the money now or for at least 1 year to get a new PC, therefore wanting to do this option. So please let me know the best thing to increase the speed cause i doubt with over-clocking i could play a game like Splinter Cell double agent or Crysis or some others for a while. If i can get this to be at least 2.4 to 3.2 GHZ great! Now I need the best solution for this as far as the hardware goes without going to PCI-E, untill i can get afford to get a NEW PC base which will be quite some time unless i can get a job. So please let me know with links best solutions.