Looks like time's up, and I'm going to purchase the parts to the system. Hopefully, I am doing the right thing.... Motherboard - Soyo KT333 Dragon Ultra Platnium . Apparently, there are some stability issues with the GigaBite VXRP, so the Soyo board is the next best thing. It comes with a Sigma box which I can use memory cards on. (The Gigabyte board had the connectors, but not the actual box). Processor - Athlon XP 2200+ . Fastest AMD processor you can get. Memory - PC2700 512MB Video Card - MSI GeForce 4400 . It's apparently one of the best at rendering graphics. I didn't want to go for a top of the line 9700 or 4600. Although a little overpowered, it should last me a few years. Power Supply- Exermax 465. Hard Drive - Will pick one up locally. Waiting until last minute. Secondary Master- A 50x CD-ROM drive from an older system. Secondary Slave - LG Electronics 8320 CD-RW/DVD-ROM Drive Operating System - XP Home. This setup will get me back some change, but I tend to build systems that last. I picked up a nice case for $60 (w/o power supply). What helped in my decision is the company websites. Gigabyte, Soyo, and MSI all have their manuals in PDF format, not to mention the flash files.