I have that itch again, the itch to work on my PC. So in 2012 I had decided I would see about making some PC upgrades if possible, or simply look into building a new rig if it was needed. But having been out of the game for a while and having lost track on what's what, I need some advice. Now I've already caught up with the current happenings with Intel sockets and so on, but still rusty. I wish to mention to that this past winter my rheumatoid arthritis as spread to my hands so it's starting to get very difficult to use them, and in a weird sort of way I want to do something while I physically can cope with my hands. But before we begin I want to state my current build: Windows 7 64bit Intel Core i7 920 ASUS P6TD Deluxe 6GB Ram (1600MHz) ATI 5870 40GB SSD (OS) 2x 1TB HDD's. 250GB HDD. Antec 1200 Case. 2x LG DVD Drives. 650W PSU Now I have a few ideas on possible upgrades, I know for example that I want to upgrade my PSU. But! I've also been thinking about building a new rig. One that can handle some of today's most demanding games with comfort. It was one of the reasons I built my current rig so I could run most games with absolute ease and I still can. But some titles are starting to hurt the GPU and possibly the CPU. Not sure which way to go at the moment. My aim is for something something future proof (for gaming) and something that can handle say Battlefield 3 with ease. Here's a few ideas I had in mind: Case: Fractal Designs R3 (Fractal Design R3 Black Pearl - now with USB 3.0 | FD-CA-DEF-R3-USB3-BL) or keep using the Antec 1200. Motherboard: MSI P67A-GD53 Motherboard (MSI P67A-GD53 Intel P67 (Socket 1155) Motherboard | P67A-GD53-B3) Although I have been eyeing the ATI 7970 and I believe that using a new PCI-E config. CPU: Intel Sandybridge i5-2500 Quad-Core Processor (Intel Sandybridge i5-2500 Core i5 Quad-Core Processor (3.30GHz, 6MB Cache, Socket 1155): Amazon.co.uk: Computers & Accessories) Heard nothing but praise for this CPU. CPU Heatsink: Be Quiet Dark Rock Advanced. (Be Quiet Dark Rock Advanced CPU Cooler - BK014 - Scan.co.uk). GPU: To be determined! PSU: To be determined! Harddrives: To be determined! RAM: To be determined! Drives: To be determined! As you can see still not entirely sure on most of the components. As for the GPU, it's a difficult one. That 7970 is awfully temping but would it just be to much for what I'd need. Keep in mind that builds for me take months due to finance, medical reasons (RA makes it slow) and research I do. But would appreciate any ideas or thoughts, bounce them around if you will. Thank you.