Ok I just finished ordering all the parts to my new pet project for the weekend!... and I am excited ok So I will post here since nobody in REAL life gives a shit! I set the goal at $1,000 including a new monitor (I had this ancient 17" CRT that I kept saying i would replace as soon as it died... that was 10 years ago. Lets just say it won, that thing was unkillable.) HannSpree 21" LCD Monitor I-5 2500k Processor 8 Gigs (4x2) DD3 1600 Ram (Corsair Vengeance) Galaxy GTX 570 MSI Z68 Motherboard Hitachi 1TB 7200 RPM Sata HDD 120gb Agility 3 SSD Antec Earthwatts 650 PSU Sunbeam EVO Case And re-using my DVD-R and spare case fan. Total Price After Rebates: 989.71 I still need to pick up a CPU Cooler probably and maybe one more case fan since I plan to OC it a bit... so I will eventually end up slightly over budget, but I had only planned on a 60 gb SSD and a 6950 fx card, so this should outperform my original goals by quite a bit! My biggest concern is the case, which I picked up cheap and is a new product. On paper it looks great, so we'll see if it lives up to the task of keeping this monster cool. For now, I am happy! Pictures with progress will be taken as I construct it. -Joe PS: The GTX card arrived first today and it is MASSIVE. I'm not sure what law of physics is going to keep that thing from simply snapping the PCI slot under its own weight, lol.