Hey plz let me mention this first 1: a allout gaming rig is gonna crash/die whatever it is the price of performance in crease. 2:If you what to keep things ? burn to disk often 3:if you can afford a spare rig use it for a back up server think about what you want. a nice little rig for surfin a gamming machine ? buywhat you can afford and go from there , my sis bought one of those 299. special's from dell and couldn't be happier.