Thanks for the comments guys.
Doc, the OS11.3 Gnome theme is just...bad
I can see why it turned you off.
Sean - I'll be reinstalling Win7 at some point, Borderlands be calling...
Drol - Most likely Doom 3, RTCW, maybe try Wolfenstein 2010 for kicks, but it's just performance tests. I really need to actually learn
Get me gaming again and it's all over....