Hiya, I just built up a replacement to my old ass 300mhz. Im now running a P3 1Ghz, Cardexpert Geforce 2 32M dual video out/in, 512M RAM, and Asus mb. I am looking for a decent sound card (under $70) and a DVD-ROM unit. I seen a couple models of Sound Blasters for $50 that support 5.1 and I have seen tons of DVD-ROMs out there that are under $50. I was looking at the Afreey 12x DVD-ROM @ $35 but I didnt see if it supports 5.1. I see the Creative Labs DVD-ROMs support 5.1 but wondering who else does. Looking at PRICEWATCH.COM I see 10X DVD-ROMs under $30, do I really need anything faster than 10X/12X? This is a multi purpose PC, Games, MIDI, Music Recording, I would like to extend its MultiMedia functions to DVD as well.