Seems to me it has more than what I need to get my computer in great shape for gaming, just wanted a second opionon from "the powers that be". The last thing on the list after doing my mobo and cpu would be upgrading to 64bit Win7
Intel mobo w/ intel core 2 duo 2.8ghz
ATI RadeonHD 4000 series 1gb
Rocketfish CPU cooling tower
Thermaltake SopranoRS101 case
lol thats heavy hardware dude ! too solid ! you can have quad crossfirex with that mobo and 6 six core cpu LOL. If you want to game, go less heavy monster with cpu and mobo ( or keep the mobo ), You cold get an AMD Phenom II X4 980 3.7 Ghz or AMD Phenom II X4 975 3.6Ghz, the frequencies are high enough, so you can let them in that way or yet do heavy overclock. Also is well known that you can get better perfomance in games with 4 cores than 6, (look at the reviews). the mobo msi has nice PCB layout with pci-ex that is cool.