I'll update as I believe in continuity. I went with ibuypower and got... Case ( [$15 OFF Mail-In Rebate] Nzxt Apollo Gaming Tower Case w/420W Power Supply Orange ) Case Lighting ( None ) Power Supply ( 850 Watt -- [$40 OFF Mail-In Rebate] Thermaltake Toughpower W0172RU Power Supply Quad SLI Ready ) Processor ( [New !!] Intel Core i7 Processor 920 (4x 2.66GHz/8MB L3 Cache) ) Free Software/Game ( Free Game - [Halo 2] must purchase with Microsoft Windows Vista operation system ) Free Software/Game ( Free Game - [FARCRY 2] must purchase with Intel Core i7 system ) Processor Cooling ( [$10 OFF Mail-In Rebate] [=== Silent ===] Thermaltake V1 CPU Cooling Fan System Kit Silent & Overclocking Proof = Maximum cooling efficiency for quietness and performance ) Motherboard ( Asus P6T Deluxe Intel X58 Chipset CrossFire and SLI Supported w/7.1 Sound, Triple-Channel DDR3, Dual Gb LAN, S-ATA Raid, USB 2.0, Three PCI-E MB ) Memory ( 3 GB [1 GB X3] DDR3-1333 Triple Memory Module Corsair Value or Major Brand ) Video Card ( NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 896MB w/DVI + TV Out Video ) Video Card Brand ( === High Performance === eVGA Brand Video Card Powered by NVIDIA ) Hard Drive ( 1 TB HARD DRIVE [Serial-ATA-II, 3Gb, 7200 RPM, 16M Cache] ) 2nd Hard Drive ( None ) External Hard Drives [USB 2.0/eSATA] ( None ) CD/DVD Drive ( None ) CD-RW/DVD-RW Drive ( [** Special !!! ***] LG 20X Dual Format/Double Layer DVD±R/±RW + CD-R/RW Drive Black ) Sound Card ( 3D Premium Surround Sound Onboard ) Speaker System ( 600W PMPO 3 PCS Super Bass Subwoofer Speaker System ) Network Card ( Onboard LAN Network (Gb or 10/100) ) Floppy Drive ( None ) Monitor ( None ) 2nd Monitor ( None ) Keyboard ( PS/2 104 Key Windows 98 Keyboard Beige ) Mouse ( Logitech Optical Internet Mouse Black ) USB 2.0 Accessories ( Built-in USB 2.0 Ports ) Meter Display ( Thermal Temperature LCD Display Black ) Flash Media Reader/Writer ( None ) Operation System ( Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium + [Free 60-Day !!!] Microsoft Office 2007(Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Access ....) 64-Bit ) Media Center Remote Control & TV Tuner ( None ) Case Round Cable ( Tuniq TX-2 High Performance Thermal Compound I crunched the number several times, and played with what I can do myself. Ultimately the 3 year warranty, and comparable costs led to me to go with ibuypower. It comes to about 1500. I already have a 7.1 audigy z soundcard that I'll put in it. I was sort of interested in more ram, but I can always put more in later, and from what I understand 3 gigs should do me fine.