My current specs are to the left. I saved some money up and have decided to do an upgrade. I will be replacing motherboard, CPU, memory, video card, and power supply. I'd like to go AMD. Here is what I'm thinking for parts. AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz (4.0GHz Turbo) - $180 ASUS M5A99X-Evo - $95 Patriot Gamer 2 Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 - $40 eVGA GTX 660 2GB - $200 Corsair CX600 - $50 The total for this is $565. That is really stretching the budget already. I want a board that can do SLI/Crossfire as well, so two PCI-E x16 slots that run at least at x8 with two cards inserted is a must. I have about $450 saved up and my parents said they'll give me another $100 as an early x-mas present as long as I use my leftover parts from my current computer to upgrade my little bro's pc. My concern is that I've seen discussion here about how the AMD processors are terrible, and how the FX processors struggle to run the latest games. I plan to play FarCry3 and Assassins Creed on this, and I'm worried that the FX-8320 won't allow me to play games, which is obviously the primary goal of this upgrade. So should I even be considering AMD or should I raise a little more money until I can afford an Intel build?