I have a strong tendancy to buy up. I just looked back and my last computer was purchased 6 years ago and was an AMD Athlon 64 3000+ATL. It has served me well but is a bit outdated. So looking forward 6 years the I5 750 may not seem like so much overkill. I paid $760 6 years ago so if I can build a system that can carry me into retirement for about 1k I don't mind. I just have a question if I am capable of building it myself, and that video card sounded a bit too much. I was looking at 8 mb ram, but everybody told me to tone that down to 4.