Ok this is what i have so far, its not all based on whats percieved to be the fastest, but what i think is based on all the charts and reviews i've seen, but any input is greatly appreciated. CPU: AMD 3800 Venice $280 Motherboard: Either the Asrock 939Dual (depending on if i am upgrading my v/card straight away) or the Asus A8N-E (which one?) $60-$92 Asrock: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813157081 Asus:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131530 V/card: EVga 7900GT (this is my choice so far) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130281 Memory: already have it Case: Asus Vento 3600 (but this could totally be revised if i need to save the money) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811173008 Monitor: I want a widescreen 17-19" widescreen, no idea what is good, but this is something i'd like to keep the cost down on. My budget is about $1100 i guess so that gives about $300 for an lcd (is this possible?). I already have the drives, but maybe i might get a new DVD drive as well, probably black. Any ideas or advise is appreciated.