Strange, I thought this thread existed somewhere but I guess not. I'm getting a new computer finally, yay! Nothing ground breaking but infinitely better then what I have now (An Intel Core 2 Duo e4400? Lol does it even run internet?) Well to be fair I spiffed it up as best I could so yes it did run some stuff. Enough with the old, my new computer down below =========================================== Intel I3 6300 3.8 GHz So what if it's another duel core? This thing is still perfect for a budget guy like me. Besides with Intel's Hyper-Threading it does attempt to act like a four core. Considering that the only other option was to spend another 70$ on a true 4 core I5 was a bit too much, I'll stick with this. PSU The powersupply is that EVGA 600B. I didn't know EVGA did powersupplies too? I have two GPU's from them, they have served me and my father well. I think this is overkill but it was on sale. It's only an I3 and most GPU's are going for the low power stuff these days. Oh well, nice to have a high ceiling anyway. Motherboard Some MSI board, forgot the number (M5? M7? Something Pro? I needed help picking this out but it looks pretty good) It has support obviously for the new architecture. RAM- 8GB 2800 mhz 8 gigs is enough. The real interesting tidbit here is the new DD4 memory. It allows for higher clock speeds like 2800 mhz. I hear it helps a CPU when it's called on more then the GPU. There seems to be benchmarks propping up to show this off. Anywhere from a 5 to 10 fps difference. And that was going from 1600mhz to 2333. The old prevailing wisdom was that RAM speed doesn't matter but maybe it will change now. Besides it was chump change (for me) going a little higher on the RAM GPU None...yet I was going to buy the GTX 960 but I'm going to wait a bit. The money I saved from the processor would allow me to either buy a new GPU like this or a nice new monitor. The monitor I have now does some weird things on the edges from time to time. Hard to explain, I could only say that it's not on it's best behavior lately. I'll wait on this one a bit. I had a GT 630 before but I get the feeling the stock graphics of this I3 is superior to it. We'll see what 150-200$ will get me by the end of the year Solid State Drive I converted to the SSD religion. I suggest you HDD people do the same. I will never again install an OS on a harddrive. Mechanical drives are now a slave race to the Solid State Drive overlords. No exceptions. As a HDD you must carry all the baggage, music, photos, and other high volume stuff. We SSD people get the blazing fast speed of everything else. Join us and become part of the SSD PC MASTERRACE :cough: sorry you get what I mean. Seriously it makes a difference. It even worked on that dreadful Core 2 Duo and that was at a gimped speed. I can't even imagine how fast it would be on a CPU that supports it fully. OS I have a Windows 7 disc lying around. It's the deluxe\pro\ultimate\....you know the one that is high in the hiearchy. That saves me a 100$ on that. If I remember correctly you could freely upgrade to Win 10 from 7 right? I don't think I will though. Overall about 560$. Actually the shipping put a large dent into this. A friend is going to build it for me as a favor, I know about computers pretty well but time and confidence isn't there. I picked out the parts with his help too.