Its a long story so I wont go too in depth. I've never truly felt that my system has been as it should be. I built my first one last year which consisted of - 6000 windsor asus m2r32mvp hd 4850 corsair 620 hx 2gb kingston ram Had all sorts of stuttering in most games. Traded the 4850 for a 9800gt, slightly better experience but nothing amazing. I've tried a soundcard in there with no joy. I now have a new processor and still the problem persists... I also have some new OCZ ram and still it persists. I only game at 1280 x 1024 and its on a VGA monitor with a dvi to vga convertor. I want to basically go through all of the things that will eventually lead me to find the soure of this problem. Help me with software suggestions to try out my hardware and any information that may help me.