Hi all, you know the story. Get pc parts before financial year and claim some tax back. It's about time too because i can't stand this ancient 2000xp anymore. Here's the lowdown: Budget: $1500-$2000AUD Deadline: Before June 30th Purpose: To play games i've missed out for 4+ years (HL2, bf2, hitman blood money, GTA:SA) and able to run some modern games. I'd like to be able to view h.264 rips with some background applications running such as newsleecher and utorrent. Firefox should be able to run 10+ heavy content tabs smoothly along with standard applications running. Want to run XP and when Vista SP1 comes out. Parts: CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E4300 MOBO: Gigabyte 965P-DS3 [Something reliable that is capable of stable o/c ] Case: Lian Li midtower PSU: Something reliable RAM: 2-4gb ram to go with cpu Video card: No idea, something radeon with dx10 support. Nothing over $500 HDD O/S: Western Digital Raptor 74GB HDD Storage: Western Digital 500gb Mouse + Keyboard: Something rechargable/wireless and is identical or very similar to the Logitech elite duo (with the round volume knob) Optical: Lite-on 16x dvd burner If i end up getting e4300 and it lags i will plan to overclock it in stock conditions. I hear there is an official price drop on July 22nd regarding the current core2duo's but since these parts will gain tax back it might work out the same as waiting for the price drop.