well since my MB crapped out (5 years of loyal service) i need to get my computer back up and running. this computer will be a MythTV backend and XP machine. i will be running VMware so that i can run them both at the same time. i previously had dual boot, but that was a pain in the ass to shut down my backend just to print print something. plus i need xp fo some software that ill be using in my classes the breakdown: Asus P5K3 MB Intel Q6600 CPU G. Skill 2x1GB DDR3 1066MHz 1x320GB WD for OS 3x500GB WD for storage (soon to be expanded to 4 for raid5) EVGA 7300GT vid card Hauppauge PVR-150 tuner card plextor dvd-r/rw/dl burner some neat additions: Zalman 9700 NT cpu cooler 2x scithe 120mm fluid bearing case fans thermaltake iCage. adds more HDD space and another 120mm fan all in a cheap 25 dollar coolmax case. ill add some pics after class.