I have been out of the loop for a while, so I really don't know what is good out there now anymore. Back then, an Abit BH6 and a Celeron 300 OC'ed @450 where the new kids on the block! You can see come from the distant past :b Also, DIY was the way to go, as opposed to buying from DELL, Gateway etc... Anyway, could you please recommend a system based on the following?: - A large HD - A good graphic card - CD burner / don't care about DVD, should I? - I already have a SB Live! Value lying around, do I really need a new sound card? - I also have 128MB pc133 I believe, unless its pc100 - I already have a video capture card - $1000 or less The system will be used mainly for video editing, surfing, and occasional gaming. My last question is whether or not it is still better to go the DIY route. Honestly I would rather not: Computers are not that big a hobby for me anymore and I am not looking forward to spending entire evenings dealing with buggy drivers... I want a stable machine, I really have other things to worry about in my life now Also, I get the feeling building your own computer is not as good a deal as it used to be, manufs are offering dirt cheap systems... So, what is good?