Hi, My current specs include: An AMD Sempron 3000+ 1.5 gig of DDR 400 NVidia 7600GT (Winfast AGP Conversion) This has served me well to date and has quite competently played F.E.A.R, FARCRY, COD4 and to my suprise can play the CRYSIS Demo on low settings at a playable average of 25 FPS. I want games like CRYSIS and future stuff to be more than "playable" but I cant afford an "Ultimate Gaming Machine". I have been steering towards something like an AMD Athlon 5000 X2 dual core jobby and would probably be looking at 2Gig of DDR2 RAM and maybe an 8800 or 8600 GT PCI-E G/Fix card. I appreciate that the G/fix card plays a vital role when gaming but will I get a decent upgrade in Gaming performance from my choice of CPU?? I'm not that bothered about processing power for other PC tasks.