I was going to try my 1st build. Seems to be less of a hassle and a bit cheaper just to buy off the shelf these days. I'll be spending more than I need, I already know that, but money isn't a problem, and I want something that will last a long time. Found a rig at Frys, seems to be a beast and completely and easily upgradeable for the future. http://www.frys.com/product/6241660#detailed Any comments? I've been reading a little about usb 3.0, don't know much about it...will it be compatible with this system? Probably going to add a tv card haven't looked into those yet. Would like HD on my monitor if possible. I know its probably overkill and more than I need, I had an older computer that I've upgraded though the years (everything except the MoBo and CPU) I figured this would be a great start. I do some moderate gaming, I play poker (I have 6-8 programs running while playing multiple tables), movies, music, business etc.