We stopped in a took a look at the OnLive game streaming service that manages to allows you to play console games without much of a console. It's an intersting idea that seems to work better than anyone (other than their engineers) thought. All the details and links are below.
Any major computer upgrade generally requires a full software reinstall too. No so if you heed the advice in the guide to Upgrading a Motherboard without Reinstalling. PCSTATS Tips