Hey everyone. I just joined the forums but have been reading the site for a while now. I am planning to do some upgrading to my current PC. Here's some details. I mostly game, maybe a few hours a week or just browse the internet. I also burn DVDs, stream HD movies to my XBox, or convert one media format to another so I can stream it. I might start gaming a little more so that is the main reason for wanting to upgrade. My current PC is this: Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 OCd to 4ghz 4 gb gSkill RAM HIS HD 4870 750watt PSU Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3P mobo - no USB 3 and no PCI 3 Antec 900 case WD Velociraptor 300gb - windows, games, programs WD Caviar Black 1tb - storage and media First off, my PC works fine and is usually ok for everything I do. I can't crank up the graphics in anything like I used to be able to and burning a HD movie to a DVD takes about an hour. My problem is everything is so old I can't upgrade just one part and I am on a super tight budget. My thoughts were to upgrade to a 660Ti or 7870ghz Edition. Some sites say one is better and other sites say the other, the 7870 is up to $100 cheaper though. My mobo doesn't support PCI 3 so I am unclear if that means a new graphics card wouldn't work at all or just work slower? If I have to build a whole new PC I'm leaning towards an ASRock Extreme 4 or 6, i5 3570k or i7 3770k, gSkill sniper RAM and the above graphics card. Any input would be appreciated. I have looked at the PC builds and most of my selections are the same things. I'm wondering if it's worth the extra $ to step it up one notch in certain areas.