Since this seems to be the forum for it... I'm considering upgrading my rig soon, since my current beastie is going on 6 years, though I'm going to have to try and convince myself. Honestly, it still does fine for most modern games since my monitor only goes up to 1440x900 anyways. I pulled a decent 39 fps in that resolution on Skyrim, and Mass Effect 3. Mostly because I upgraded the Graphics card about 3 years back to a Radeon 4670 and that's actually still at #319 in the all time graphics benchmark ratings, so its still ok considering its age and the fact it wasn't top notch when I picked it up (had to get something that was still DirectX 9 at the time, because I was, and still am, running Windows XP SP3). Of course, it seems that wherever I roll, I'm looking at shelling out £640 to £690 to get the new rig I want, and I'm so wondering if anyone can either a) convince me this a good plan for WS* and 2014, or b) suggest someone I've missed who is cheap and great. I've queried Overclockers, PCSpecialist, DinoPC and CyberPowerPC. I've even used PCPartsPicker, and hilariously, it ends up even worse, at £731.90 if I build it entirely myself from bits. If you're interested, my planned rig is: An AMD FX-6 6300 (6 core) 2x 4 GB 1600 MhZ RAM sticks Ideally an Asus motherboard, since I've used them for ages and I know they're good. A Radeon R7 260X or 270 A 1TB HDD, 650W PSU, Various Fans and Gubbins as required. A New copy of Windows 7 Professional (this gives me quite the hit at £100, but I do kinda need to upgrade from XP!!) Certainly not bleeding edge, but its decently competitive. Currently CyberPowerPC is the front runner, although they're also most expensive at £689.67, mainly because they offer a pretty white case (!) with window and interior lights. Alot of boxes I've seen are horrible things that look like 90's 6 CD stereo systems or cylons (frackin' toasters) these days; which I frankly think are worse than the classic beige box TM.