I am looking to purchase a new 3ghz+ that will be used mainly for audio/video production and dvd authoring, along with my regular net surfing, word processing and such (NOT A GAMER!) I keep seeing the hyper-threading stuff and wonder if it's something I need to keep in mind. Bestbuy has a Gateway computer right now that seems to be close to fitting the bill for me. I can up the RAM to 4GB, plus will be adding a few of my own upgrades like a Haugepage video card for some HT applications. Would I benefit from hyperthreading? or can I look for something without it? Also, if I hyperthread, will it help keep me future proof for a while?