RIght now my desktop has a phenom X4 955 BE, 9800 GT (the 250X that I have actually performs worse than this card), and an old AM3 board. Now, I could spend 800+ dollars switching to intel, but that seems like a really big waste of cash plus I don't like intel. AMD never let me down so I don't have any plans to have an intel setup any time soon. What I would LIKE to do is a phenom X6 1090T and a 380. I have seen someone else with this as their base and it was pretty good. Past that, a 990FX boardto get a bigger processor later on (maybe the end of the year? Like an 8350 or 70?) and then jump up to AM4 in another year or 2. Is this a good idea? I can get an X6 for pretty cheap and while the 6300 operates a bit better, I think the X6 chips OC a bit better and they don't have heating issues. In total, just the proc and mobo come to about 220 bucks for me.I can wait on a GPU and even then, 445 for the whole shibang. I have seen an X6 1090T and 380 pump out really nice visuals in gmaes, and the processor boost would help in video rendering. And yeah, I know its old. Hell I was using a pentium 4 until march last year in my desktop so older hardware isn't scary to me. Don't need diamonds lol. OR, should I just do the 8350 setup now, push out more cash than I really planned on doing, and then jump to AM4 sooner than later?