Well, I am upgrading my wife's PC this week, as it is starting to die, and I realize that I am currently running a very dated system. As I can't afford to upgrade my PC right this second, I am looking through what I have for parts to get me by a little while. I am stuck between 2 choices right now for a basic gaming rig, and I thought I'd fish for some opinions. The tower I am typing on is a Dell Studio XPS 435mt. (Stuffed in a Coolermaster case.) i7 975, 3.33 GHz Quad, 24 gigs of DDR3, and a GTX 460 Video card. I do have a much nicer, though less CPU happy AMD board. It's an MSI board with overclocking options out the wazoo, and I have a Phenom 955 Black Edition in it. I could put it at 16 GB of memory with an ATI 6870 and 6850 Crossfired. So, the question ends up being, which is going to perform better in a gaming capacity. The nicer i7 on a Dell OEM board, or the Lesser AMD on a gaming board with a better video option? Any advice is appreciated. TL;DR Dell OEM Board, i7 975 with 24 GB Ram, and GTX 460 vs AMD Gaming board with Phenom 955, 16 GB Ram, and a Crossfire setup of a 6870 and 6850?