I know it's not just me. Who else is sick of the games/graphics bloat-war that's been happening for the last 5+ years? Videocard designers vs. Game designers. It'll never end. It's one big cock fight for the biggest "awe" in graphics. What happened to game content being the important issue? Example: If Halflife ran on the Quake3 engine it would still have been a great game right? Alot more people would be able to run it also. Hell the i845G onboard would run it. Think about what it costs for a system capable of running 'modern' games. Over $1000 easy. Over $2000 if you want to play the "latest titles" and even then it's going to lag if you crank it up. Granted the ability to browse the internet has it's entertainment values but I could just as well get a xbox360 and have all sorts of fun. (dont shoot me) What's always set aside console gaming from pc gaming, for me, was the ability to use a mouse and keyboard. Quite frankly the eye candy is a distraction. Any hardcore fps'r will tell you that. I think the PC gaming industry is totally out of hand... or I'm getting old. ...or there are to many people getting consumed with fps envy. How many of you are saving/saved up $500 just to play Crysis? I was just about to dump my 1950s for 3870s when reality slapped me in the face.