my amd 1800+ has had its hayday... time to upgrade. found a good deal on honda-tech that i couldn't pass up. Coolermaster Case 500W X-Connect Power Supply Soyo Dragon Ultra Black Label Motherboard AMD 2800+ 64 1.5GB PC3200 Ram (Crucial) PNY Geforce 6800GT 256MB 200GB Sata Hard Drive 80GB IDE Hard Drive 16X Dual Layer DVD Writer (NEC) 52X Cd/RW (Lite-on) 2 Network Cards 56K Modem Floppy MS Silver/Black Keyboard MS Silver/Black Optical 5 button Mouse also picked up a daul 17" monitor setup with it. 2 17" CTX LCD Monitors all for 1200 bucks shipped the monitors alone are 500 bucks for the pair, so i think i got a pretty good deal. he's leaving win2k on there, office2k3, photoshopCs, etc etc... and some mp3's and dvd rips that he had on there. hehe so, yeah, thats what i got. i'll probably be selling my current system if anyone is interested-- maybe part it out. i dunno.