This is going to be used for gaming, such as MMOs like WoW (Like! I don't play but this is an example ), FPS like Modern Warfare 2, Borderlands, CS:S, and for Video Editing or Video Watching (Movies?), My Dream for this PC is to make it able to run Crysis around medium (I researched that Crysis has one of the best graphics in gaming ) Also, I am building this due to the fact that my brother has the family Xbox in his room and doesn't allow me to play it, and it seems really fun to do with my friend. My Budget is around 450$-500$ (PC, Not Including Monitor, Keyboard, or Speakers I plan on using the Dell Default ones I am on now and not including OS). I am in Northern New Jersey, Bergen County If you must I can buy online but really prefer not to if I am capable of getting the other parts faster. The only thing I expect to buy online would be the case, which I can buy 1st. I have a Dell Vostro 200 Slim, My Friend tells me that it is not very good and is amazed that I can run a game like Maplestory or Team Fortress 2, so no, BUT I will scrap the 2 1GB Ram I put in before, maybe give to my brother for his PC or sell. Do you need other peripherals like a monitor, keyboard and mouse, among others? Nope Have you already bought any parts? No D: Do you have an Operating System (OS)? Windows 7 probably 64-bit *NOTE: Not including in my Parts Cost) Will you need any aftermarket cooling, such as a CPU\GPU cooler or a watercooling setup? I don't know I am really a beginner so I would need some help I have another friend who lives in Texas and he helped me pick out parts, due to he is around 18 or so he doesn't always have the time to help me. Here is my Parts List, Care To Help by suggesting a better part or telling if they are compatible. *NOTE: My Father works at http://microcenter.com/index.html and I can get a little discount if I get parts there* Parts: Processor: Phenom II X2 555 Black Edition (3.2 GHZ: http://microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0327512) Motherboard: GA-MA78LM-S2H Socket AM3 760G mATX (http://microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0326255) RAM: Vista Performance 4GB (http://microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0264254) Graphics Card: GeForce 9800 GT 1024MB GDDR3 (http://microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0316772) Power Supply: CORSAIR 400CX 400W (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...n&AID=10446076&PID=3675192&SID=skim951X490024) Optical Drive: A Samsung Optical Drive (http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0293049) Hard Drive: 500GB Deskstar 3.5" SATA 7,200RPM (http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0315532) If you could reccomend a better Optical Drive that would be fantastic! Also I need help for a case, I love LEDs and would like a flashy case that would also have a high Airflow and could be kept cool If this is in the wrong place, I apologize I am new.