I think the nicest thing about upgrading your system isn't being able to play all of the new releases, but rather being able to go back and show the older games who is boss. I've bought countless new games that were best described as "playable" on my system at the time. When that happens you find yourself latching onto the most insignificant things when describing what you like about a game. "The animation when your guy is just sitting there idling? Yeah, that's awesome." But when you upgrade, you're allowed a chance to revisit those games and enjoy them in all their glory. An example: We started Raven Shield Thursdays back up last night. The last time we played, I had to keep all of the details and resolution down low simply to compensate for an issue my sound card seemed to cause. Even then I rarely racked up more than a couple tangoes because my computer was a little too unresponsive. I had upgraded at some point between the last time we played and last night. I hadn't even upgraded my video card. I had, however, installed a new mainboard and pitched my sound card, opting for the on-board sound my mainboard featured. Admittedly, I didn't really pwn the game last night or anything, but I did manage to pull top scores a few rounds. So for those of you who upgraded to get enough juice for BF:V or UT2K4, spend a few nights playing those games about which you were only able to compliment the menu system the last time you played.