Well, I decided to toss the ole AMD K62 450 MHz out the door (actually not... Im going to use it as my LinuxSolaris x86 box). Here's what I ended up with (I built the system): Pentium 4 1.8 GHz (512k L2, 400 MHz FSB) Asus P4S533 Motherboard (Ultra 133- WOOHOO!) 512 MB PC2700 DDR (CL 2.5) Full Tower Case (300 Watt PS, 6 bays!!!) Toshiba SD-M1612 DVD ROM (16x- region free) TNT M64 AGP Video Adapter (32 MB DDR) Sony CRX185A1 CD-RW (40x10x48) Maxtor 60 GB Hard Drive (7200 RPM, Ultra 133) The entire package set be back $750, which isn't too bad. The case is an absolute monster! It's 26 inches tall! The video card could be better, but I'm going to be using the system mainly for Programming, and the occasional non-R1 DVD.