I'm trying to build the best gaming rig i can for $500. i can upgrade parts later but right now it can't go over 500. what i've got sofar is MOBO http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161203 CPU http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103228 VID http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161203 POWER http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817170010 HDD http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136113 CASE (got a few laying around) OPTICAL DRIVE (have a temporary CD-ROM but will eventually upgrade to cd dvd +/- DL RW and possably a blueray reader RAM (will probably get a couple bars off ebay for $50 and later upgrade to a couple more) OS XP sp2 (bittorrent) KEYBOARD/MOUSE/MONITOR (got way too many of them laying around) WiFi (wally world $20) AUDIO 4.1 surround Eventually I want to add a tv tuner, upgrade to a lcd tv, and get a bluetooth headset and dongle. Does anyone know of better deals or anything wrong with my selections? I'd like to know before I blow $500 and get crap.(and don't even suggest vista I hate that OS). also as you can probably tell my preference is amd/ati(ati only cause it's made by amd and therefore works better with it). my opinion on intel is the old cpu's couldn't keep up and the new ones cost too much. besides the most reliable pc i ever used ran an amd deron 1ghz and i've yet to see it give me any kind of problems whatsoever.