I am going to be faced with having to buy a new computer by year's end -- not that I necessarily need one -- but because this is part of my business I have the opportunity to buy a new desktop every two years and write it off for business purposes. I was going to sit and wait out for 64-bit PCs, but it seems like they aren't going to become common for at least another year or two. For the past few years I have been buying Dell. I am VERY happy with them and have yet to buy a computer that has caused me any problems. I usually buy the best money can buy. This year is no exception. I want the top Pentium processor, top grpahics card, and at least 1-2 gigs of ram. No, I don't do gaming, but I do load a wealth of programs at startup and often use memory-hogging audio/video software while multitasking. I also want Media Center + TV card installed though I will not be using the computer as a HTPC. For what I want I'll be paying close to $3K from Dell. That's okay if I must. Just wondering if there is a company just as good but I can save a few bucks because I am not paying for a name. I looked at ABS and ALIENWARE computers. ABS doesn't always get rave reviews on the systems they offer and ALIENWARE just seems to be a bit too excessive in what they offer going for the "coolness" factor than anything else. Of course, if you want, you can talk me into buying a MACINTOSH. That discussion is better suited HERE Just wondering if I could do better for less.