So heres the thing, it has been about 5 years since I last built computer. I was cruising through google searching for mobo info. and happened upon this nice little site here I read a couple of forums and decided to join. you guys seem so helpful that I thought I would ask reccomendations as to my entire system. As of right now im planning on spending between $600 and $900 dollars. I know I want to go with a quad core CPU but as of yet have not decided which model. I would also like an after market CPU cooling fan. the mobo people keep telling me nforce is the way to go. I would like dual graphic cards, built in sound is fine. like i said i havent built a rig in about 5 years so i have no idea to whats good or not w/ graphic cards As for ram and memory im open to suggestions. this system has to put fallout 3 's spec to shame (hopefully) and stand up to diablo 3 when that comes out 3 years from now or so. so i would like a system thats goin to last. in advance thx for the help.