Currently running an I3 laptop. Turns take "hella" long and in higher numbered turns it takes a while to load tile graphics. Even in strategic view it is slow. Looking around at upgrading. I am not a pro gamer but I want to be able to "keep up" with them. Also dont want to break the bank. There is so much new that I don't understand whats what. AGU, GPU, CPU its all a bit confusing for someone who doesnt read tech news. I decided to build around the video card most likely a nvidia. Maybe a GTX750 because it seems to be able to handle new games on high setting and be reasonably priced. Is pci express 3 the way to go? I know a lot of civ is processing power but I would like to stick to AMD. I saw a fm2+ mobo for under 100 bucks on newegg is that what I want to do? The fm2+ amd chip is 10/12 core apu and cpu in one. What does that mean? My games are WoW, STO, portals, civ 5, simcity5, and antichamber. I potentially get a few hours of play time a day so i do not want to spend the majority behind a loading screen.