Here is what I require: Must be capable of running Hackintosh Must be dual core Good motherboard that won't have to be upgraded for a couple of years but won't cost an arm and a leg, must have Nvidia chipset support Graphics card capable of running Crysis at medium settings Case that isn't too big. Monitor Hard drive is covered, I have an ATI RX600 PCIe graphics card if I wind up stretching my budget of 600 CAD so at least I will be able to play WoW on it. I know Asus makes the best motherboards but I don't know what to look for, I was thinking of getting an Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 3.0 Ghz because it seems like the best bang for my buck compared to other dual core CPU's. Not sure about the RAM though, I am looking for a pair of 2GB RAM sticks for 4GB's so that way I can just add 4 more later on. There are a lot of brands out there but I know Crucial and Corsair are two of the best, I want something that will be good for overclocking as well.