I'm gonna jump in on this one and say this. If you're ONLY going to play games on a TV at 1080p and you're worried about the "extra cost" over the PS3 than your system build is WAY overkill. Seriously. Why go s1366 Ci7 at all? I say go s1156 Core i5 760 because that 2.8GHZ quad core has enough power to handle ANY game and the motherboards are cheaper. You could build a gaming PC that can run modern games at 1080p for half what you intend to spend and its still going to out power the PS3 graphically. Shit my $900 PC out powers the PS3 in Resident Evil 5 as I can play it at 1080p with more zombies on screen and it still runs at 60FPS. The PS3 can't even do that. The Core i7's extra processing power (and perhaps Hyper Threading) might be great for heavy video editing but for strictly gaming at 1080p I think it's overkill myself. The super hardcore motherboard might be great for hardcore overclocking but really... who cares. I mean is it really worth it for a few extra FPS here or there? Nope. The expensive sound card is overkill too IMHO. You're not a sound engineer or something are you? Onboard sound these days if fine for gaming. Not to mention all modern video cards already have 7.1 surround sound built into them and since you're running to a TV via HDMI you might as well just use the HDMI sound from the video card and save $200 on a sound card. I mean in games you would hardly notice that $200 sound card at all. I would just build mid range system with a Cooler Master 690II case, mid range Gigabyte P55 board, Core i5 760, ATi 5870, 4 or 8GB of DDR3 memory, whatever hard drives you need and a BD-ROM drive to play blue rays while you're at it. I mean $1,200 could probably do that. Then use the left over money to buy a decent Yamaha 5.1 surround receiver with 4x HDMI inputs, a decent 5.1 speaker set and a PS3 just for Gran Turismo 5. Bazinga! Okay well that's what I would do if I had $2,200 to spend and already had a nice 42" LCD TV and wanted the most gaming entertainment for it.