Just want some advice before taking the plunge. I was planning to use the machine for gaming (1680x1050) and video editing / encoding. I plan to overclock moderately. My aim is also to have a relatively quiet PC. I don't do a lot of encoding/transcoding, I tend to spend more time editing. I can't decide if it's worth going Quad-Core or not. I've done some research on various parts and here's what I've come up with: Antec Sonata III w/ 500W EarthWatts 80% PowerSupply (Seasonic OEM) - $124.99 free shipping (Amazon) Sapphire 4870 512MB 100259L - $164.99 - $15 MIR = $149.99 AR (NewEgg) 2xWD Black Caviar 640GB SATA HDD - 2x $79.99 (NewEgg) G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR2-1066 - $40.99 (NewEgg) GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3P - $134.99 - $20 MIR = $114.99 AR (NewEgg) Intel Core 2 Quad Q9400 2.66Ghz - $229.99 (NewEgg) Noctua NH-U12P HSF LGA775 - $59.99 (NewEgg) With everything it comes out to: $1014.46 shipped. I wasn't expecting to pay this much, so if anyone sees something I could do to bring the price down, please advise! Or, maybe I'm just being cheap and a decent machine costs this much. My requirements: Has to be the GA-EP45-UD3P and Intel CPU. Everything else can be changed, although I am partial to the Sonata III since it is such a great deal with the power supply and good looking case. Thanks in advance.