I have relatively no experience when it comes to computer hardware, however after many hours of research I've got a rough idea of the pieces I want. Please bear in mind that I am Australian, and thus won't be purchasing these pieces from Newegg or any other foreign site, I am simply using them to pick parts, and then I'll try to find them somewhere a little closer to home (which also means parts are a little more expensive over here) The rig will primarily be used for gaming, at the moment World of Warcraft (yes I know this is overkill), but I also like to play some of the more high end games Plus I would like this build to be viable for an extended length of time. MOBO: Intel S775 Gigabyte GA-X48-DQ6 from HERE ($333) --- Is this any good for OC'ing? CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 2.4GHz from HERE ($226) --- Wanting to OC it to 3Ghz (or maybe higher..need to do research ). VGA: Hoping to acquire two 4870x2 x 2..depending on when they come out, of course. Or maybe just two 4870's. RAM: DDR2 Ram G. Skill-PI 4GB Kit (2x2048MB) 1066MHz ($179) HDD: Western Digital SATA 320GB ($65) -- Using a second one from my current rig as well. PSU: Thermaltake Toughpower 850W ($246) Case: Cosmos RC-1000 ($266) Heatsink: Thermalright Ultra-120 Extreme ($69) DVD Burner: 20x SATA Pioneer BK ($33) OP: Windows Vista Ultimate 64bit ($239) Total: $1,648 Let me know if any of those parts won't work together, or if you have any suggestions Lastly I want to replace my ancient CD/DVD burner and drive.. now I don't want anything fancy in this regard, just something that will allow me to play dvds (not blu ray etc), and burn a wide variety of media (eg music/general files/maybe some dvds.. etc). Hmm I think thats everything. Thanks!