The tower for my desktop finally give up the ghost and went to PC heaven. I've been running my business off this cheap laptop for several months now and I'm more than done using a laptop for my office. Also, I occasionally like PC gaming and want to run some of these new power hungry games that I've seen over the last year or so that my older PC couldn't run. Now I think theres more than a few persons here on FTF that know computers like they know the back of their hand and I would be greatful with their insight and reccomendations for what I need / want. What I want is a powerful PC gamer with uber graphics and sound, and what I need is an office computer that will run Autocad full version along with some other propritory engineering programs. Also, I most likely will, from time to time, want to interface it into the AV amp and 55 inch 3D HDTV in my home theatre for pure gaming pleasure. Whats your thoughts for whats on the shelf to buy and your thoughts on having one custom built?