Greetings all. I've been trying to make the best out of my current system for a few years now, upgrading Video Cards and adding more RAM as time went by, but I fear it's really starting to show its age + a few problems have started to "pop" up as I've noticed three of my mobo's capacitors have sprouted some crusty brown volcano shaped goop. cd/dvd drive failing , and as you can suspect, some poor performance on many of today's games. Current specs: ASUS A7N8X Deluxe Athlon 2600 XP Barton (OCed to 2800) 1GB RAM X800 (OCed to XT PE) XP Pro Ancient compared to most machines on here. The only thing I can really salvage would be my 2x 80GB SATA drives, Sound Card, Samsung 19" monitron and possibly my PS (450W enough?) I've done some research and to go with my budget of $850 USD (Cheaper would be better) I've come up with the following to be purchased towards the end of this month: Planned Build: Case - Cooler Master 690 - $69.99 Mobo- GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3L - $109.99 Video Card - PNY 9600GT - $159.99 Power Supply - Thermaltake Purepower 500W - $64.99 CPU -Intel E8200 - $184.99 Memory - G.Skill 2GB - $44.99 HDD - Seagate 250GB - $64.99 CD/DVD Drive - Samsung - 24.99 OS - Vista Home Premium 32-Bit - $94.99 Total = 819.91 Need advice on : CPU - Should I stick with the E8200 or go with a 3.0GHz E6850. (Both currently priced the same) Video Card - Decided on the PNY simply for the Frontlines FoW bundle, and have a few friends currently playing it. Open to other video card suggestions that'll give greater bang for the buck regardless of added bundles. Torn between 9600GT and 8800GT, but open to 3870 also. OS - Decided on Home Premium as I figured some of the added features of Vista Ultimate would go unused. Any tips, comments or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.