Hey guys! Long time no post Been really busy for the last few months, and I apologize for that. I got the following components as my xmas gift. I have a question with regards to upgrading hardware on an existing OS, though. Is there a way to use my current 500GB HDD with my new hardware (mobo/CPU/RAM) without having to do a clean install of Windows 7 and ALL my other applications, esp games (like SC2 for example, I don't want to have to re-install it - takes a looong time to update to the latest patch)? Newegg was having that 35% off Boxing day/week sale, and this was a great deal on the wallet, but I'd like to get some of your opinions as to what you think about it as well and could I have done better with the money? Also, newegg had this 890GX mobo for $109 CAD from JetWay which sounded excellent since it had everything the MSI mobo had, and sported solid-state capacitors. But, the name was unknown and seemed relatively new - I didn't want to risk it, but I was wondering if it would have been ok to go with that mobo (since I would've been able to go for a 965BE or even a 970BE). The initial budgeted amount was $520 - $550 CAD. These are being shipped as we speak! MSI 890GXM-G65 AM3 AMD 890GX HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard Thermaltake Black Widow W0319RU 850W ATX 12V v2.3, EPS 12V v2.91 CrossFire Certified 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ955FBGMBOX (C3 Stepping) CORSAIR XMS3 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMX4GX3M2A1600C9 For a total of $545.39 CAD My Current Specs ASUS M2A-VM mATX motherboard AMD 690G chipset AMD Athlon 64 x2 4400+ 2.3GHz (dual core) 6GB DDR2 667Mhz (Generic RAM) 500GB Hitachi HDD with 16MB cache / 7200RPM Antec EA500 Earthwatts 500W PSU LG DVD RAM 22x NZXT Zero 2 Full Tower Case with 7 x 120mm fans (4 of them are Thermaltake Blue LED 93.5CFM fans) EVGA GTX260 core 216 nvidia GPU MS Comfort curve 2000 Keyboard Logitech G500 Laser Gaming Mouse Samsung 40" LCD HDTV OS: Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit (Build 7600) Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! PS: I forgot to add that I have a fresh new 1TB HDD sleeping in the corner waiting to be connected to this system !