Current rig - Keep in mind this was built in March 2013 CPU: Ivy Bridge Core i5 3570 (non-K version) CPU Cooler: Arctic Freezer 7 Pro Rev. 2 GPU: MSI GeForce GTX 660 2 GB GDDR5 RAM: Corsair Vengeance 8 GB DDR3 SDRAM HDD: 2 x 1 TB 7200 RPM HDD Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LK PSU: Corsair HX650 650 W The parts I want to update: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/9jcmjX Budget for parts: 700-900 tops What I want to do: Be able to run PC games better in general, in addition to running Dolphin/PCSX2 games at full speed, at least, as many I can barring the ones that can't run full speed without overclocking (which I don't want to do). Now, this list likely has a lot to be desired, and I'm merely researching to see what I can do in the future when I have the budget to do this, so I'm still on the fence to see what parts I need to see if I'd need a new PSU or if my RAM module could still be used, and so on. The other concern I have is that, give the fact I would need a new motherboard when I upgrade, Windows 7 would incontrovertibly freak out and complain that it needs to be reactivated, but it's not OEM, so I would need to recover the key, assuming I can reuse the key I used back in 2013 when I installed it. What parts, if any, would you guys recommend I change? Should I go through with this or keep it as is? Does Haswell make any negligible differences for emulation at all, esp. over my current CPU? Thanks in advance ----Edit ----- All I need really are RAM, an SSD and a new video card.