We'll i've little over a month to go till i get my bonus through from work(one of the few perks of working for John Lewis!), we've yet to find out how much we'll be getting, but i'm guestimating that i can expect around £800-850. I've had my current rig for about 3 or 4 years now, and is slowly running out of steam, so decided to turn it into a basic media centre set-up. So i need to sort out a new system that's going to be up to date, and can compete with the best of them for a while, so has to be as high spec as it can be for that price. Used mainly for gaming and photoshop work. Things that are a necessity: Antec Sonata II Piano Case (or a similary silent case) Dual Core (pref AMD) A DVD-RW as well as a CD-RW Not sure if i want 1 or 2 Hard drives M-board that has the option for SLI or Crossfire(depending on what card you reccomend), in case i buy another graphics card later. Possibly 2GB RAM Has to be as quiet as poss, so need to get some silent ish fans etc. So please spec me up! *edit* no monitor needed!