Well it's that time of the year when I seem to always buy new upgrades for my computer. To get to the point however I'm planing on buying a new motherboard, cpu, and hopefully two graphic cards to run in sli mode. Here are the links to the parts I'm interested in. Motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813186059 CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103749 And for video card either this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127277 X2 or this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16814130085 X2 Now the problem is that I have no idea if that would be a good combo, I showed it to my friend and he pretty much said all the parts are wrong except for the 8600GT, he directed me in buying an Intel CPU (leaving me with a lot less money for a graphic card) and he also said not to get Sli (which I really want to try out.) So any input would be greatly appreciated, aspecially on which graphic card I should choose, and also if you wish to swamp one of the parts for one that you think will be better please keep in mind that my budget is around $500.