I have be taking my time collecting parts to build this machine. I am mostly going to be gaming. This PC is my plan to migrate from Xbox, I have been an xbox gamer for over 4 years now. I built this to see what potential there is for higher quality gaming. I mostly like FPS and racing games so I knew I needed a good GPU. I will also be using this as a media center, so my future plans will be to add a blu ray and more storage, which is why I got this case, plenty of room for expansion. Before anyone decides to flame any of my decisions for parts 1. I did not pay full price for anything, and 2. the Mobo and CPU was sold to me by a friend for $125 (a deal I couldn't pass up). Other than that let me know what you guys think. I will post Benchmarks later. Thanks for looking! update Added a new CPU Cooler NEW TEMPS; CPU Temp while Idle: 27.0C CPU Temp while under load: 45.0C. Great improvement with a better CPU cooler!!