i need to buy a new motherboard and CPU to upgrade from my severely outdated one. i will be using it for some 3d gaming (TF2, Half life 2, L4D2) but not any intense gaming (like crysis). i really don't mind at all if the graphics settings have to be turned right down, just as long as the lag isn't unbearable. i would like a processor like the AMD Phenom II X4 965, and any motherboard should be fine. after some searching i have decided on THIS package deal, with the options set to: 8,2,2,3,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,2 with a total of $320.60. as far as the motherboard that comes with it, any will do, but i would prefer one with 2 PCIe slots, that isn't much more expensive. thanks for any help, sorry for the massive post.