My roomate and i are both building new computers and they are probably going to end up being the same build. He will be starting from the ground up while i have a few pieces i may or may not use. The computers are going to be mostly for gaming. Games like TF2, Crysis, Aion(when it comes out), CS Source, and TOR (again, when it comes out). I'd also like to be able to play most anything coming out in the next few years without upgrading. Budget: 1000-1200ish for the PC + OS. We already have monitors, keyboards, etc. Stuff i already have: Vista Ultimate 64-bit w/ Windows7 coupon - $189.99 Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor - $279.99 Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - $107.49 Antec EA650 650W Continuous Power ATX12V Ver.2.2 / EPS12V version 2.91 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply - $76.99 EVGA 512-P3-N871-AR GeForce 9800 GTX+ 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - $129.99 ASUS Silent Knight II 92mm Sleeve CPU Cooler -$Don't remember I'll be using the CPU, OS, and case but i don't have to use the other stuff. The PSU would be nice to keep if it'll handle this system and possibly a GTX 285. I'm not sure if the CPU cooler would be worth using or not as i'm not sure if its good enough, i bet i'll have to get some sort of adapter for it to fit the 1366 socket too. Here are some ideas i'm kicking around, i'm definitely open to any and all opinions. Mobo: ASUS P6T LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - $239.99 RAM: CORSAIR DOMINATOR 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Model TR3X6G1600C8D - $159.00 G.SKILL 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Model F3-12800CL9T-6GBNQ - $104.99 I have a really hard time understanding the timing of RAM aka 9-9-9-25 vs 7-7-7-24, etc. Also the G.Skill is much cheaper. So i'm definately looking for some help on RAM. Hard Drive: I'm looking at either a VelociRaptor or a SSD for the OS and Apps. Since both of these are kinda small i'll probably need another 7200rpm for storage. I don't have a ton of stuff to store but i don't want to load up the fast drives. I'm not familiar with the difference between SATA and SATA II but it seems like a lot of the SSDs are SATA II. So some enlightenment on that issue would be great. Western Digital Caviar Blue WD6400AAKS 640GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - $59.99 Western Digital VelociRaptor WD1500HLFS 150GB 10000 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - $179.99 Intel X25-M SSDSA2MH080G1 80GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid state disk (SSD) - $304.99 Video Card: I could just buy another 9800 gtx+ for $130 and run it SLI. Or i may just get a much nicer card like a GTX 285. I could also just use the card i have and upgrade later, as i bet the 9800 would handle most games that i'd play right now. EVGA 01G-P3-1180-AR GeForce GTX 285 1GB 512-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - $339.99 I'll still possibly need a CPU cooler, psu, whatever else, let me know! I'm not settled on anything except the i7 920 at this point since i already have it in box but i would definitely like to use any pieces i already have if they wouldn't hinder the system at all. Thanks!