Hello there, I'm new to the forums, though I've been using THG as a reference for nearly 2 years now. Anyway, I'm putting together a new system, just to improve on my laptop (horrible for gaming purposes), until October 6, 2009 (My birthday, shall "inherit" a fairly decent sum of money). Heres what I've got so far, I'm going for under $500, but if I can get a larger performance increase for a little more, I'll do that. I'm planning on going AMD this time, to do what little I can to support competition (not a fanboy, actually never owned an AMD processor). Tell me what you think, thanks in advance.