You are 150% correct if I was using this as a gaming PC, but I'm not. I will build new at some point but for now I just want to upgrade to a HD vid card(cheap) that will work with this MB. It's hooked up to my Samsung 40" HDTV right now and I'm stream movies and videos and stuff, would like to hear what I'm watching through TV spearkers and not headphones. You know HDMI out to HDMI in. Running Win7 Pro 64bit OS, 1st WinOS I can say that l kind like even over XP Pro 64bit. Anyway that's my story and I'm sticking to it. Peace Out.