I got rid of my gateway quad+gts250( plan to build this time for a amd six core rig ) and i am using my secondary rig which i built a few weeks ago, the Intel e3300 which i bought in a combo deal from newegg and my 9800gt with xp. The intel e3300 is a freaking beast. You can also read the reviews: Intel Celeron E3300 Wolfdale 2.5GHz 1MB L2 Cache L... I did try to OC, just a bit, and i couldn't login back into windows, so um OC is not a good idea. Not sure why i couldn't OC a bit, maybe because of the Mb i have? Here is the way my setup is: I have my NCP max out but aa which is at aax2 , and the same with nvidia tray tools fully max but aa which is also at aax2. Anything higher than aax8 and it kills performance lol NFS shift 1280x1024 all settings max, with full AAX8. - avg around a solid 30-50 frames. Far cry 2 1280x1024 all max(ultra / high ) with full aax8 - 50-80 frames Jericho 1280x1024 almost max, meaning all high , aax4, no blur ( which i think is a silly feature for this game ) 44-79fps. If i turn off AA, i get a freaking 100+ all the time lol. Medal of honor beta - all max out with full aa which is at 16Q something, 1280x1024 35-60. Hellgate London all max out with full aa 1280x1024 50-200fps nfs carbon 1280x1024 max full aa - 60 frames all the time. Split Second - 1280x1024 max - 50-60fps. Check out my video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7ZlRBuTx5w Stays with fraps at 35 all the time, so yea without fraps 50-60 all the time. TR Underworld fully max out 1280x1024 60 frames all the time. All with my 9800gt. I do plan on getting a his ice 5670 1gb gddr5 card, might be a tad bit faster over a 9800gt i believe. Anyways, this cpu is a beast.