So I saw a post in this forum that Inti made about getting a new machine to run WAR.... Well, Im in the same boat. I, however, am building my own. Ive built every machine Ive ever owned. I'm usually up to speed with all the technology but Ive been out of the loop for the last year or so. Usually, when I decide to build a new machine I spend a day or two reading all the articals and forums on Tomshardware.com, Anandtech.com and newegg's but I'd like to skip all that and get some advice from some of you IT guys. Just feeling a bit lazy you might say So this is what Im looking at.... my budget is SMALL as I can make it but getting the best bag for my bucks. I have the case, power supply, CD and hard drives, OS, sound card and GFX card (its an older PCI-e v1.0 card, good enough for now -will upgrade at a later date). The things I need are the processor, memory and Mobo. I know Im going to go with the intel e8400 (maybe e8500) chip. great value. The memory isnt that big a deal to figure out. My question is about the Mobo chip sets. It's been along time since I've read about them. The last I heard intel was making the best chipsets. I dont know if thats still true or not. Some input on that subject would be great. Cause with all the P and X series chip sets on neweggs site I cant make heads or tell on whats the newest best and whats old or if Nvidia's chipsets are worth looking at. It's not like the old days where you could hit "sort by price" and get an idea as to whats new and whats old. Thx for any advise you guys might have about mobo chipsets.