Curious how much my new parts will make a difference and how good they are, Maybe i should have gotten something else? To start I have a gateway about a year and half old. Over the last year i put a few things in it. nvidia 7300 gt video card 3gb of ram A giant heatsink fan thats super duper quiet antec 900 case. a 2nd 200gb SATA drive, it came with one. Also have a external 200gb ide drive a cheapy 450w power supply, it came in another case i had. Its got one DVD R/RW drive and another DVDRom, dont remember exactly what they are. today i just bought a Intel duo core e6550 and an Asus p5k-e board for $300 Also got 2gb of corsair 800mhz ddr2 memory. So after that, wont really be a gateway anymore.. Should it be a decent system? Am i going to see a big difference in performance with the board and CPU? I dont do too much gaming, I play BF2 once in a while. Listen to a lot of music and stream Movies to my Tv in the living room. sorry if i sound retarded, first PC ive ever messed with or built. Im about to install the Board and CPU, so hopefully it goes well.