I would like to build a desktop that is better than the one i have (it's an HP, EVERYTHING is technically better i guess) instead of buying a laptop, and my budget is ~$700. Only problem is, i don't know jack shit about building one. I know it's best to look and see what you want that suits your needs, but i'm sure if i did that on my own, it would turn up like some "Frakenstein" monster abomination. that, and i'm afraid what i buy won't be compatible (hell, i don't even know how to check), and i'll have wasted time and effort plugging together crap that doesn't work. So, my plea is this: Can anyone recommend a build for me? I know there's tons of options available, but i just want this tower to run everything game-related. I'm saving my current tower for everything else that isn't steam. As far as options go: I prefer performance over quality. I do not care for running "BF3 on all ultimate settings"/running "x at 900 fps"/overclocking, etc. I just want to be able to run current gen games without any trouble. Any help on this matter would be excellent, and very greatly appreciated. tl;dr can anyone recommend a good tower build, and I prefer performance OVER quality.