Sry to take so long seeing this, been very busy. I got a bundle deal on the Case, 700 watt PSU, and Mobo(Intel975xbx2) I paid 300 for that. Intel Duo 2.4 gig, I paid almost 230 for that (Now you can prob pick up a quad Core for that ). I was surprised to find that many games(inc Q4) utilize the two cores now. I got the Geforce 8800 series640 mb superclocked, which was almost 350, but worth it. They are cheaper now too.had I been patient, I could have saved several hundred, but I wanted it NOW. Corsair Dominator mem came 2, 1 gig sticks for 130, also cheaper now. I saw the same for 99.99 a couple weeks ago at Newegg. WD 250 gig grive with 3 mb transfer rate, open Box special, 35 dollars. Mag 22 in Widescreen Monitor, 2ms response, which is awesome. That was 230 at the local Best Buy. My grand total was around 1500 for all. I downloaded the Crysis demo yesterday, it runs amazingly fast with all the eye candy on, and there is a LOT of eye candy in Crysis). I will stick with XP til everyone I know isn't bitching about how much Vista sucks. Most came from Tiger-Direct, they have great prices. like I said, the monitor was local,check Best Buy, they have good specials, including open box, if you wanna take the chance. All I have gotten open box(including the E-Machine I paid 400 for that my Lady has used for over two yrs) are all good. I put the whole thing together in about 1/2 hr. I should start doing it for a living , I had a great time.