Hi! A friend would like to upgrade his old rig for something new, mainly for gaming (MW3, WoW, BF3, Alan Wake and obviously new games) and some AUTOCAD work. After reading some reviews, I did a selection of all the items that he should buy, but we still don't know which MOBO or GPU he should buy. He has a CorsairTX 700W PSU and a 120GB SSD, so I don't think that he should spend money on that. His budget is around 600ish $$$. So, finnally heres the build: CPU: Intel Core i5 3570k. For his budget is the best choice at that price. Memory: G-Skill Ripjaws X Series - 8GB DDR3 1600MHz GPU: Here we go: ASUS ENGTX560 TI DCII TOP/2DI/1GD5 EVGA SuperClocked GeForce GTX 560 Or the most tempting, but not sure tho: EVGA GeForce GTX 480 Im pretty sure that I should go with the GTX480 @$209.99 on Amazon, the only thing that stops us is that is an "old" card, and I dont know if he should get the cheap GTX560 until the next "GTX660 Ti" goes out (if it does). MOBO: I believe most of them are almost the same, I really really like the ASUS Maximus V Gene, but maybe I could get something that is the same thing for 120-150 bucks, so here we go again: ASUS Maximus V Gene Z77 MSI Z77A-GD5 GIGABYTE Z77X-UD3H I own this MOBO and I really like it tho, maybe the Gigabyte Z77X-UD5H. ASUS P8Z77-V LE Thats it, we are open to any suggestion on any of those components, so if we can save some bucks it would be awesome! Thanks a lot for your help guys!!!