Can anyone help me put together a performance machine for that price? My friend told me you can get the best on the market for $2,000 but I'm skeptical. He threw out a prices but didn't name models for everything. Things he did mention were the Quad Core q6600 for a processor at $300 and GeForce 8800 GTX for a video card at $450 all from newegg.com. Said motherboard should be $100-200 and power supply $100-150, the case $100 and a 500GB hard drive for $100. Didn't mention any CD/DVD drives or Sound Cards. I have four monitors, I can only use two of them on this machine. It would be cool if I could use at least 3 of them so I was thinking about getting a dual video card setup. The most important thing is I want it to be upgradeable. If I can't afford to put two video cards in it right away I atleast want the motherboard to be compatible to do so in the future. I always want the computer to be ready to take advantage of 64-bit. Also I was wondering if there were any 10,000 RPM internal HDDs faster then that 74GB Raptor that I could fit into my budget? Are PCs able to boot up using OS X? I know Macs can dual boot windows now, I was wondering if it was the same for PCs? Anybody know how much faster a Quad Core q6600 rated at 2.4Ghz would be compared to my Dual Core 3.2Ghz Extreme Edition processor (percentage wise)? My current specs are: Windows XP 500GB 7200rpm Hard Drive Dual Core 3.2Ghz Extreme Edition Processor (would overclock if I knew how) ATI X850 XT Platinum Edition (overclocked) 2GB of RAM (not sure what kind) It handles even the newest games pretty good even at a 1920x1200 resolution, but it's a 32-bit system. I really want to be ready to take advantage of 64-bit for gaming and design. Everything I use is multi-core and 64-bit compatible. The release of Crysis has been the first time my computer revealed it's limitations. I wouldn't mind being able to run it better. EDIT: I need a sound card that has Coax and Optical outputs on it so I can hook it up to my receiver.