Hello everyone, i have been playing games on my laptop and its just not good enough at all anymore. I have always wanted a nice gaming computer. I have recently been trying to learn about it all and build my own gaming computer to save some money. I did have a plan that was including the i7 intel 950 GPU, but after learning a little more i am kinda leaning towards AMD x6. Since i mostly plan to play games on it i read that AMD is good for gaming and it could save me money.(some use of other things maybe college work, but i also got this laptop so mostly strictly gaming maybe) So now im confused and starting over trying to think what to combine for good rig. I want a rig that can be very fast and handle games with graphics all the way up (right now graphics at minimal low and still laggin : / especially starcraft 2) and to handle furture games like possibly the new mmo blizzard will release in the next 5 years or whatever. So with all that said I came across the ASUS Crosshair IV Formula ATX Motherboard 2600MHz (Socket AM3). I thought this would be a good start. I was going to use corsair memory but now idk if it will go with ASUS since it says to go with intel junts. So idk about that for one and im just getting frustrated trying to study for this lol. I am trying to come on with a good build idea so what would be best with this mobo for jaw dropping graphics i want. I dont want an expensive rig over 1000 is getting way too much but i dont have to buy it all now meaning i could spend close up to 1000 at the end of this project, maybe... i was definetly wanting AMD x6 and was thinking the AMD - Black Edition Phenom™ II X6 Processor 1100T but do i need that could i get another X6? I was looking at the radeon graphic cards but not sure which one to get. Doesnt have to be radeon tho. SO if anyone is an expert or any experience could help me out i would greatly appeciate it. I am completely new to all this so plz explain anything to me as to why i should get a certain part rather than other parts. If i should get a different mobo and AMD or go back to the intel i7 idea then tell me i dont mind if i can save more money and have the gaming experience i want thats great i could put future money into sound and great monitor and such. Or if there is a good gaming computer to just buy that has what i want for the good price. THanks for the help and sorry for such a looooong post but i felt i needed to get most of my thoughts down so that you could understand what it is im looking for. BTW i do not plan to overclock i don't want to ruin anything i put so much money into and feel i don't need to overclock intil maybe in the distant future and i know more about how to do all that safely. Also i was looking at the PSI cyclone case cuz it looked awesome tell me ur ideas on that to and if i should get that or get sumthin more durable.