I thought I could get myself a Christmas present this year in the form of an upgrade. I'm currently using the rig in my sig and, despite it being pretty good, I'm thinking of relegating it to becoming an HTPC and getting something new as my main gaming machine. Things I will reuse will be my power supply which is a 520 watt modular unit. I can't remember the make but it is solid as a rock. My hard drives, case, fans and optical drive. I'm thinking AMD as they're cheap, solid and will do everything I'll be asking of it. Phenom II 965 Black Edition Gigabyte mainboard. My current board is awesome, really impressed with Gigabyte so will go with them again. GA 890FXA UD5 I've put down 8GB of RAM but this could probably drop to 4 for half the price. 8GB of Corsair Ram Finally, the graphics card. I'm thinking GTX 470, for a similar price there is the ATI 6870 but the nVidia option seems to be a better performer. Bit seem to recommend the 470 over the ATI equivalent in the buyers guide which makes me lean more over to the green side (for the first time in my life). Thoughts? I've got everything needed to watercool a CPU aswell so will probably go that way with it and may aswell get a custom air cooler for the graphics card. As well as this PC I've got 2 engines to build and a car... I need some cheaper hobbies. Ninja: Just thought I'd say, I currently game on a 1440*900 monitor but will be going 1920*1080 as soon as I can.