Yes, my goal is to build a PC that will be able to play all of the new games scheduled for release in the near future. I'll probably be playing current games like Call of Duty 2, City of Heroes, and future games like Age of Conan. That sort of gives you an idea of how this PC will be used. This will be the first PC I've built. Since I have no experience with overclocking I will not be doing that. At least I don't expect to perform any overclocking at this point. It seems like the dual-core processors from Intel come highly recommended. As well as Asus motherboards. Once I get some free time this weekend I'll read through these posts and should finally be able to compile a list of parts for you to review. I've read in another forum that Abit motherboards tend to last longer compared to those of Asus. Is that true? Again, thanks for the advice.