okay, i'm pretty close. i've ordered my mb bundle, the case is sitting on my floor and i'm getting a western digital hd. regarding drives... i'm probably going to go with a yamaha or plextor burner, but i thought i'd ask for other opinions. the only thing i'm wondering about is mt. rainier compatibility - looks like it may be a good idea to have it now...even though microsoft won't support it till their next os release. also, i was kind of surprised at how cheap dvd drives are these days (60 bucks or so at fry's)...anything special i should be aware of? also, what do you guys think of dvd burners. i suppose that could easily replace a cd-rw and allow me that extra capability, but i don't think i'll be doing much video editing. at least not yet...so i'm thinking cost vs. current benefit value. as usual, i appreciate any and all comments. thx!