Hey hey, I've been out of the make-your-own-computer scene now for about a year or two. What I want to do is make a Gaming/Art Rendering computer. I want to get a nearly-full set of computer parts, but I want to keep some of what I've already got. I guess I should start from the begining before I go further on. I'm wanting to do a couple of things, keep some old parts, get new parts. Here are the current things I'm thinking of keeping: 1) I'll keep my gfx processor (NVIDIA GeForce FX 5900 Ultra (256 MB), AGP 8x, 1800MPixels/s (pixel fillrate)) (my termonaligy may be bad, along with spelling... feel free to correct if necessary). 2) Keeping hard drives (111GB primary, 186GB first slave, 233GB second slave, 300GB third slave) 3) Keeping Raid controller (PCI SCSI) 4) Keeping CRT monitor The rest I think I'm going to upgrade: 1) Currently I have 2x512 PC2700 DDR SDRAM -166MHZ sticks, to the best of my knowledge these pretty much suck now, I want to replace/upgrade away from these. 2) Processor is 2.4GHZ Pentium (dont know why, seemed smart at the time). 3) Mobo can go. Alright, now the real questions begin. Has anyone purchased entire sets from Newegg before? Personally, I was looking at the cheap-end dual core processors http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16819103562 But I'd be up for anything as long as it performs well. I want to be able to game well... but I dont know where the power in that lies (gfx card, mem, or processor). I want to get some more ram, and faster ram than my POS ram. Also, I dont know how to match up MOBOs with processors (I know get an AMD MOBO for an AMD processor, but thats about it). Any reccomendations for my delimma? EDIT: Additionally, I have a PCI Soundblaster I'll keep too.