Well now that Christmas is over time to gear up for the new year. Last year I focused on getting a new system up for playing EU on and got a prebuilt monster from a company called IBuyPower. I modded one of their Paladin DR I series to what I wanted. I have been very pleased since I have gotten it but found a few flaws by by own doing in what I ordered in the build. I have added since I bought it custom built a liquid cooling system for it as it really did not like the heat during our summers. Its now very very happy and cool. Since I got the system temps under control I decided to start learning about over clocking and how to control the system better. ( I also wanted to see exactly what the beast could do) I played around with a few settings and decided I was brave enough to step it up and push its limits. Over the course of the year I worked up from 3.8 ghz over clock that was stable to my latest best of 4.34 ghz. I used different testing software as many do and found the hard drive in my system to be the weak link. I got one of the caviar blue series drives with the system that had 64 meg cache and spins at 7200 rpm thinking this combination would best suit my needs. It does over all do what I need and more but it gimps the potential to max out the system pretty hard by some of the newer standards. Well tomorrow my new OCZ Agility 2 60 gig SSD drive will arrive. Yes there are better drives available but for the current system I have this seems the best fit from both performance and financial standards. I am getting excited again as I love messing with things like this and will have a new hobby the next few days with this new addition. For those of you that are into stuff like this I am aimng to hit a 4.6ghz OC that is stable enough to run full time should I desire. (Id like to hit a max of 5ghz but not to serious about that yet)I got it to 4.34 ghz and am able to play EU anytime I wish at this setting with temps staying around 45c even after a few hours play. I know the system can hit over 4.6 ghz and not crap itself as during my work up I had frogot to shut off the turbo featuer in the bios and saw the system hit that mark and not skip a beat. Currently the system I have is this.. Asus P6T motherboard. ( I went with the original not the SE becuase many SE features I would never use) Core I7 920 processor 12 gig corsair ddr3 1600 (got the extra ram for recording to resolve latancey issues. I know that much does not effect gaming at this point yet) An ATI 5770 vid card wth 1 gig ddr5 ( I went this route cause at the time 2 of these in crossfire mode could blow away the newest at less then half the cost if needed later) the new OCZ Agility 2 60gig ssd (coming tomorrow) All in a Cooler Master Haf 922 case The cooling system I made consists of all this X2O 750 Dual 5.25in. Bay x20-750 reservoir Pump. Swiftech MCR320-QP Quiet MCR-320 Power 3X120mm radiator - Black Swiftech MCB-120 Rev 2 MCB-120 Radbox Radiator/fan Durelene PVC tubing 1/2in. ID x 3/4in. OD EK High Flow Fittings G 1/4 to 1/2in. ID Barb Swiftech Apogee XT CPU Waterblock EK Waterblocks EK-FC5770 - Acetal / Copper Lastly it has a decent dvd burner, fan controller, and multi card reader. Ill post pics and test scores if anyone else is into this kinda stuff here and we can compare what we all use to play EU on and what we like or dont like about what we use.