Hey guys just signed up to get your input on this system I put together before I take the plunge.... Im pretty set on the Processor/Motherboard.....but would like to know what you would change otherwise. Im coming from and ancient Alienware PC circa 1999 with an AGP graphics card and 512 MB rambus which is kinda sad by todays standards but shes still chugging along as I type this. Im looking for something that can handle todays games/Apps and be upgraded in the future as needed....(This rig will be used on a 23in Monitor @1080P/hdmi)......and here we go -AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz Socket AM3 -MSI 790FX-GD70 AM3 AMD 790FX ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail Combo price = $317 -CORSAIR XMS3 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Price = $99 -POWERCOLOR AX5850 1GBD5-MDHG Radeon HD 5850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 Price = $289 w/dirt 2 -SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive Price = $89 -OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ500MXSP 500W ATX12V V2.2 / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire ----Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC ... - LITE-ON CD/DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA Model iHAS124-04 - OEM Item #: N82E16827106289 Combo Price = $76 w/25 rebate -LIAN LI Lancool PC-K58W Black 0.8 mm SECC, Plastic + Mesh ATX Mid Tower Computer Case Price = $89 Total = $964 Is this OK guys?...im not exactly super strict with the budget, but If I can save Money on something and get the same/better performance Im all ears. Im still coming to grasp with All the different mobos/ram types ect. so any help is appreciated! edit:1 quick thing...is the step up to a 5870 worth it?...im hoping this thing is up to snuff when crysis 2 comes about without too much upgrading. Ive heard that the 5850's OC like mad though. Thanks again!