System Usage from Most to Least Important:Gaming, running PS2 emulator, leaching and seeding 24/7, watching streaming prons
Parts Not Required:CPU, mobo, DVD, keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS
Parts Preferences:Nvidia (I've been told that PCSX2 likes nVidia cards), "no" to all Korean brands
SLI or Crossfire: No
Additional Comments:I wanna play Fable 3, Saints Row 3, Dragon Age 1 + 2, Mass Effect 1 + 2 + 3, Mafia II, The Witcher 2, Shogun 2: Total Wars, Assassin Creed 1 + 2, Civilization V.
Also needs large storage and power saving
My old PC:
CPU - i3 530 @ 2.93GHz
Graphics Card - none (using the i3's HD Graphics 1000)
RAM - 1 stick of 2GB 1333
HDD - Seagate 500GB (almost full)
PSU - 390W Cooler Master, dying and making high-pitched noise
Case - No name cheap tiny case, big cards will not fit
Planned to spend $2500 ~ $3000 on Ivy Bridge but I think I'll wait for Skymont.