Hello Guys, I have finally decided to go for the upgrade which I was waiting for from the past few years .. Total budget 25K I have to do the upgrade separately over two months period. One for monitor and another for the CPU. I have the following configuration atm. Intel P4 2.8 GHz with HT 768MB DDR I RAM 80+120+160 GB HDD Intel 915GAV Motherboard Sparkle GeForce 7300 GT 256MB 17" LG CRT Monitor. My system can play 720p Videos without much problem (Specially in Linux). Im not a regular gamer but my cousin plays a couple of games. Now for the upgrade plan. Main use Movies(DVD/HD/1.4 GB Rips)/Media Center/TV/Some games AND ( Software Development ) . I want to replace my monitor with Dell S2209W 22" Full HD Monitor which costs about 10K +/- 500. For rest of the 15K. I will go with AMD Phenom II X2 550 BE, 2GB of RAM, any 1.5K Cabinet, I will use the following from my old rig HDD, DVD drive, GFX Card, Speakers, Keyboard/Mouse etc. im not sure if my GFX card can play 1080p videos or latest games( in medium settings ). Please recommend me a good motherboard for the rig with good on board GFX(if my GFX card is not good enough) . I can add a good GFX card later. I can go for either monitor or the system this month, not both. Im itching to go for the monitor, but im not sure if my existing card can drive that monitor for 720p videos at higher resolution. I dont have any 1080p RIP for now. So I guess I can go for the monitor first. Down the lane I will add a BluRay Drive and increase the RAM. Monitor Or CPU ?