My present system is an AMD Athlon x2 6000 with 2 HD3870 cards in Crossfire, 2g ram, Gigabyte MA790FX-DS5 motherboard. A stellar performer for 4 years, now its starting to show its age. My computer is the center of the room, its the TV, plays downloaded movies, gets me to Glocktalk, lots of Google Earthing, and the rest of its use would be gaming. A lot of gaming. CPU: I'm trying to decide whether to stay AMD, and if so, do I go for the Phenom 965 quad or the new 1090T hex core. Or Intel? The i7930 is a wonderful chip, but its more money. Does the triple channel ability of the 1366 motherboards make a difference for a gamer? Video: With cards like the HD5000 series is there still a need to worry about Crossfire? Does a gamer need more than one of the 5870 for example? I won't say money is no object, but I use my computer so much that to have it slower than it could be to save a few bucks would be a false economy. My research is showing me that, presently, for a gamer the 965 is probably all one needs if you are going with one video card but if trying to crossfire the higher end cards then the I7 is the way to go. Opinions?