Okay. I've had a desktop for a few years now. About a year ago it mostly stopped working. Shortly after that, I purchased an ACER laptop, so I never got around to fixing my old desktop. This fall I will be going to a major LAN party. For my group of friends this is a huge deal, one of them is even flying back from Europe on leave to attend. This year I plan to have a sweet machien to game with. Currently these are the parts I am looking at: Motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16813186059 CPU: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicat...details.asp?EdpNo=1526470&Sku=CP1-A64-3800X E RAM: http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16820145450 Hard Drive: (I already own this, It was going to be an upgrade for the old comp) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16822144391 Graphics Card: http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16814122244 Case: (I'm not decided on the color, but I like the model) http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16811144105 Power Supply: http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16817148008 CD/DVD Drive: http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16827135063 Keyboard/Mouse: http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16823126152 I would really appreciate if someone who knows something about hardware could look this over for me. I know a good bit myself, but I'm not an expert on compatability and that's really my biggest worry about putting this thing together. Apart from that, if anyone has any suggestions of better deals and such I'd like to hear about it. I'm trying to stay under $1000 and still build a respectable computer, not the easiest thing I know. One last question I have is about the processor. It seems to me that Dual-Core is the way of the future, but at the same time I know it isn't the way of the preasent. Am I better off buying a faster Single-Core CPU for this computer and waiting to see if the market moves more towards supporting Dual-Core?