And if you're interested in the Antec 300, don't let the bad reviews re: cable management throw you off. I don't think most people writing negative reviews have realized if you take off the other side panel, there's a cable bay right there for you to run your wires to to keep them out of the way. If you have a modular power supply (thanks again for the rec!), it's even less of an issue. Granted, some people avoid modular b/c of imagined degradation from the plugs, but that doesn't even come close to the degradation you get from the wires themselves on any old power supply, so that's not even worth worrying about. white/asian, was it you who recommended the OCZ PSU + DVD writer combo off newegg? If so, thanks again, that was an incredible deal. Essentially that combo makes the DVD writer free, not to mention a nice fat 20 dollar mail in rebate. 60 bucks after rebates for a 700 watt modular PSU and LiteOn SATA DVD writer can't be beat! unjung: Your setup looks great to me. I'd go for an ATX mobo over mATX and get a good mid tower case, which can last you forever. I checked the mobo you chose, and my ATX Gigabyte cost just as much as that, or even a little less with a rebate, it just didn't come with integrated video. But, if you're building it for gaming, you won't be using integrated video anyway. Also, good for going DDR3 and socket AM3. Newegg has lots of combo deals on Socket AM2+/AM3 boards, but I'd be hesitant on getting those. You won't be saving that much money, and you'd be stuck with DDR2 800 RAM on most of those AM2+ boards. I'd also go for a good case, I like my Antec, and Lian Li was highly recommended to me here as well, but that's up to you. I'd pony up the extra dough and get one of those name brand modular power supplies and a decent case, since you can keep that for future builds. Just something to think about. edit 2: If you are planning on carrying this box around to LAN parties and such, maybe mATX would be better, but I don't know about air flow, cooling, space for video cards. But I've seen some neat mATX cases with bar handles on top for carrying around. I just noticed also, my 4 gigs of G.Skill DDR3 1333 has a cas latency of 9, and for not much more I could have gotten a latency of 8. Not sure how much of a difference that would have made though.