I've been rather unhappy with my Dell computer lately. Specs are rather basic- System- Dell Inspiron 456MT (desktop) CPU- AMD Athlon II x2 250 @3ghz Memory- 2GB DDR2 Video Card- Radeon 4350 512MB I've learned that it's not sufficient for what i need. I want something more powerful and i want something i can disassemble and reassemble with a fair amount of ease, reusing old parts if i can. I had to buy my Dell due to receiving a specific gift from that company and not having much room to spend decent money on it. Now my financial issues are gone and i can branch out a bit (to a degree). I've decided to start from scratch and this time build my own PC. I've allowed myself about $950 to spend on a computer. I already have accessories and a monitor, so i'm just going for the PC. I've decided to god for a quad core, something i can overclock rather high too. I intend to do some rather high resolution gaming (720p or above). I hope to be able to play some of the latest games at decent framerates using fairly high graphical settings. I'd consider 25fps or above good enough for normal games. I'm also into emulation, and apparently both PCSX2 and Dolphin can up the internal resolution to play their games in true HD. I also intend to do some video encoding and rendering, so a quad core would be very agile at that. Suffice to say, i have uses for the quad, so i'm going with it. Now for the parts themselves. I'm pretty set on what i've picked out, i've put in a good amount of thought about what parts i want. Here's what i have for my build- CPU- Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz (WILL overclock this as high as possible) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16819115215 Motherboard- MSI P55-GD65 LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16813130239 Memory- G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16820231277 GPU- XFX Radeon HD 5770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16814150447 PSU- CORSAIR HX Series 650W ATX12V Modular- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16817139012 Heatsink/CPU Cooler- COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16835103065 Case- Rosewill CHALLENGER Black ATX mid tower http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16811147153 Optical Drive- OEM Lite-On DVD burner combo drive http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16827106289 Hard Drive- SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16822152185 I've also added some Arctic Silver thermal compound to the cart, as well as a DVI-to-VGA adapter since the GPU doesn't support VGA monitors (i'm using an older monitor for the moment, i'll probably hook it up to a HDTV eventually). Anyways, i splurged on the PSU (don't laugh antoligy) and the heatsink. I intend to overclock my components, especially the CPU. I've heard Core i5's are excellent overclockers and you can easily get up to 4ghz on just air cooling stable. The GPU is not the strongest, but i'm not going to kill my budget for a fancier one. I intend on overclocking it if possible as well. So thoughts, advice, suggestions, whatever are welcome. I've got a baseline budget to keep with though. I'm hoping to stay inside it. I might make a $10-$30 allowance though if i absolutely NEED something else or i have to upgrade to a better part... Thanks in advance.