Okay I want to build a Windows PC for Gaming, I'm not saying I won't use it for anything else, but I have an iMac & MacBook for all of my regular computing. I also have a MacMini that I use as a HT-PC as well as a Windows HT-PC The Windows HT-PC I originally built it last year for gaming, I wanted to play Star Wars: The Old Republic, which I played for about a week before I decided that I hated it, and modified the computer to use it as a HT-PC. For the gaming computer I already have a case & a liquid cooler. I've got a 128 gig SSD & a 1TB HD & a Blu-Ray drive, Logitech gaming keyboard & mouse, everything else I need. I'd like something that would let me play Skyrim on the highest setting other than that I'm primarily interested in games on Steam. I have a Xbox360, Wii, PS3, & various legacy systems. While I plan on setting this up at a desk and with a computer monitor, I'll want the option of hooking this system up in my theater room, so I'd need HDMI output, but my projector has a PC input - I'm not sure if one or the other has better resolution, if using the PC input instead of HDMI I'll need an optical audio output for multi channel sound. My current set up allows for 7.1 but I plan on buying a new 9.2 A/V receiver as soon as Yamaha releases the new models and the current ones get discounted. I'm really eyeing up a Yamaha RX-A3010. Just going to depend on how much they get blown out for, when I got my current A/V receiver I paid less than 47% of the original selling price about 3 years ago & I'm hoping for a similar deal sometime later this year. The new receivers from Yamaha were supposed to be out in August, but obviously they haven't shipped yet. The CEDIA show was last week and they were on display there. Okay so back to building this Gaming PC, I will need the following MotherBoard Processor Memory - I'd like to get 16gig to start but still have the option to upgrade Power Supply Graphics Card Sound Card of necessary I see these kits at NewEgg: http://www.newegg.com/Special/ShellShocker.aspx?nm_mc=EMC-SD092012&cm_mmc=EMC-SD092012-_-SD091312-_-item-_-combo http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboBundleDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.1068638 Neither are everything I'm looking for While I'd like to get something that's pretty "state of the art" I'd rather be able to upgrade later as opposed to having to replace just about everything, so I don't want to get the top of the line i7 processor, I'm guessing a mid level <$300 i5 or similar AMD will be fine Blue Heeler mentioned this graphics card, which I'm guessing if its good enough for him it'll be good enough for me. Oh and I'll need to get a decent computer monitor. My iMac is a 24" model and I'm okay with the size. My concern here is whether the computers resolution is greater than 1080p otherwise I'll just pick up a Vizio - I've got 2 36" Vizios that I got in 2007 and both still work fine, but they're not 1080p. I also got a 32" 720p Haier late last year for under $200 and its fine for a bedroom set, although the built in speakers sound like ass. I get an extra discount (well not a discount, but more points for cash back) for using my USAA MasterCard at NewEgg, Tiger, PC Mall, J&R and most other large reputable internet retailers except B&H & Amazon. But Amazon using Dr. Steve's affiliate link sends him some money.