My housemate has been enjoying playing Civ 5 on my PC and now I need to get my PC back So with that in mind I'm thinking of maybe doing some minor upgrades to my system and then building him a new PC to replace his slow as a snail P4 PC.... So far I have : Budget: As Little as possible really. Main uses of intended build: V.Light gaming (i.e. Civ 5 on a 1280x1024 monitor) and general usage. Parts required: This is a bit tricky! I'm thinking of giving him my case and PSU and upgrading mine, as my computer was put together on a budget and whilst I have had no problems with my PSU and Case I would like to allow me to add an additional GTX570 to my system and ensure cooling is sufficient. Also he can have my old Mobo as I have a new one on the way. (I'll cover mine in a separate thread) So really it's CPU, RAM, HDD, Cooler (if necessary), GPU Previous build information (list details of parts): We'll salvage his old wireless keyboard and mouse and monitor (he can upgrade them when he wants!) Monitor resolution: 1280x1024 (I think). It's old but looks lovely once it's had a dusting Storage requirements: I'm thinking of 500GB Will you be overclocking: no Extra information about desired system: The mobo I have is a Sandy Bridge Z68 so I was thinking of a : i3 2100 4GB RAM (Don't think make or model is really going to be an issue with the exception of clearance) Samsung F3 500GB HDD (and that hurts as I believe I paid a lot less for my 1TB than the same make/model in 500GB but I know why). Does anyone know if the i3 comes with a stock cooler? Or is it better to add an Akasa Cooler or similar? The GPU is where I'm stuck. I don't want anything that will draw too much power or chuck out too much heat and he won't play anything along the lines of Crysis, BF3, etc. so it doesn't have to be capable of playing the latest or greatest games he may however want Skyrim due to his obsession of dragons but if he could just play that on low settings at his resolution I think he'd be happy. I've used Scan for reference and whilst the service I've had before has been great I'm not afraid of finding a bargain from another site if available. Also I think it's worth pointing out that I won't be buying this in the next week but more than likely over the next month or two and I'm trying to get an idea of what I'm looking out for.