I was told by many people that if I wanted a gaming rig, the best way to go about it is to build your own. Anyway, I decided I'd give it a shot after all it can't be too hard... right? So I sat down with two friends who seemed to me knew a lot about computers and I went over parts with them. Here is what we came to as a final list (I just wanted someone to double check everything is compatible, and there is nothing that will cause error): Motherboard: eVGA NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16813188009 Video Card: GeForce 8800GTS 640MB 320-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16814130071 CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E6400 Conroe 2.13GHz http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16819115004 Ram: CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16820145590 Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar 250GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16822144701 Optical Drive: SONY Black 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM http://secure.newegg.com/NewVersion/Shopping/ShoppingCart.asp?submit=ChangeItem PSU: OCZ GameXStream 600W Power Supply 120MM Fan http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16817341001 Case: Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16811129021 It comes to around $1600 which is a little over what I wanted to spend, but from what my friends tell me.. well worth it. I've never built a PC before so I'm alittle scared to try, after all I wouldn't want to ruin any of these parts. I've opened up my PCs and upgraded some of the parts.. RAM, Video Card.. nothing big. But if something does happen, I have a computer store around the corner that said they would put it together for 150$.