I am currently considering getting a new PC. Two years ago I did a mistake by getting a crappy (but cheap!) unbranded laptop, so this time I would like to get as much feedback as possible before making any serious purchases. Here's what I am currently thinking of getting from local shops: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 2.4GHz (1066MHz,8MB,Kentsfield,95W,S775) box 372$ MSI G33M-FI, Conroe, Quadcore, Intel G33/FSB1333/4xDUAL DDR2-800/PCI-Ex16/PCI-Ex1/2xPCI/IDE/ATA/4x SATA2/2xeSATA/8ch audio/G-LAN/2x1394/ATX 110$ 2x A-DATA DDR2 2GB DDR800 86$ SAMSUNG DVD-/+RW (20x8x8x DVD+RW/ 20x8x6x DVD-RW ) Black, SATA Bulk, double layer + Nero SW 32$ Samsung 500GB 7200rpm 16MB cache SATA2 NCQ 140$ Codegen ATX-604AL-CA-USB/Audio/LCD (black) + ATX400W (12cm/silent) V2.03 P4 PFC CE PSU 54$ Asus PCI-E Geforce 8800GT/512MB DDR3/PCI-E/Engine 600MHz/Memory 1.8Ghz/256bit/2560 x 1600/2 xDVI/DVI to VGA/HDTV/TV-out/S-Video to Composite/Power Cable/3D Game: Company of Heroes ? Opposing Fronts 360$ Total: 1154$ EDIT: I want a fairly powerful machine that I could use for next 2-4 years. Is quad core worth it? Should I get a dual core and save some money instead? How's a-data in terms of RAM quality? A buddy of mine recommended them. Is 400W PSU good enough for quad core CPU? Any suggestions for GPU? I prefer nVidia. Also, are there any trusty EU-based webshops that sell quality hardware?