Currently in the process of building a gaming rig for both a school project and for my own personal use. Been stuck with a lower performance computer for a long while that would be lucky to run C&C3:TW on medium and have been longing for a gaming PC for a long while. Enough talk, here's my build: PSU* - PC Power & Cooling S61EPS 610W Continuous @ 40°C EPS12V RAM* - G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Case - NZXT Guardian 921 ATX Mid Tower Motherboard - GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3R LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel CPU - Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Hard Drive - Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD6400AAKS 640GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s CPU Cooler - EVERCOOL PT12-9525EA 95mm Ever Lubricate CPU Cooler GPU - HIS Hightech H487F1GP Radeon HD 4870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 *Already purchased I would've taken the time to link you to each product but I'd rather have you guys let me know which product you'd like to see and I'll gladly link you to it. I was trying to hit under $1000 and after plugging in all the products with shipping and tax, I was BORDERLINE $1k. But if I need to go a little over $1k in turn for better bang for my buck, then I'll be okay with that. I'm open to any changes that I should do as I haven't purchased everything yet and still not sure if I'm going to stick to that GPU. The only things I purchased so far is the RAM and PSU. Of course I wouldn't WANT to have to return them but if it's needed, then I can take that into consideration. Lots more information I can give but this is an already long post so I'll let you guys let me know what you think. Thanks!