I've seen from time to time posts on here about computer hardware and nearly everytime someone has offered really helpful advice. So I'm hoping the same will go for me. I've been given the opportunity to buy some hardware from a friend for fairly cheap, however the hardware is semi-old I'm still unsure if it would be worth it. I mainly use this PC for gaming (not hardcore gaming though) and the setup I've got now is as follows: Abit NF7-S Motherboard AMD 2500+ Processor 1GB Ram ATi Radeon 9800 pro 128mb The hardware that I'm being offered are one of two processors: AMD 64 3500+ or AMD 64x2 3800+ Additionally, he'll give me two NVIDIA 6600GT PCI-E 128mb cards (for SLI). All for "under $100". for me to do this though, I must buy a new motherboard and ram, the board I've been looking at is the " EVGA 122-M2-NF59-TR". I've not started to look for RAM, mostly because the whole "Timing" part confuses me. So the advice I seek is which Processor would be best to have, and if the "upgrade" would be worth the money? As I said, I'm not looking for a super high-end machine, but something that will hold me over for 3-4 years like this machine has. I've done some readings on the hardware offered, but as usual haven't found any of it super helpful. I appreciate it!