I intend to get into gaming. I will probably buy another 6870 sometime down the road. I'm thinking of possibly trying the 3 monitor setup at some point in the future. Not entirely sure on resolution,(sorry I'm new to this). I really wanted to get the 2600k over the 2500k because of the hyper threading. I know only some apps use it but I still would like it. I dint upgrade often and just would like to do it right the first time. My last build was a pentium 4 back in 03.. Hope this helps. Thanks for the help.