My current sysment is a bit behind the times: AMD Athlon 850 MHz, Asus AV7 mobo, 756 MB, Turtle Beach Santa Cruz sound card, Nvidia Geforce2 MX 400. Time for an upgrade!!! I want a system that I'll use mostly for video editing and gaming, and possibly even HTPC. I've been reading a few other threads and have some idea of what I want. The system I'm proposing is the following: ASUS "A8N-SLI Deluxe" nForce4 SLI Chipset Motherboard For AMD Socket 939 CPU -RETAIL $199.00 AMD Athlon 64 3500+, 2.2 GHz, 512KB L2 Cache 64-bit Socket 939 Processor - Retail $281.00 Western Digital Raptor 74GB 10,000RPM SATA Hard Drive, Model WD740GD, OEM Drive Only $180.00 Western Digital 200GB 7200RPM SATA Hard Drive, Model WD2000JD, OEM Drive Only $117.19 Lite-On 16X DVD Dual Layer DVD+/-RW Drive, Model SOHW-1673S Black, Retail $66.99 Lite-On 16X DVD-ROM Drive, Model SOHD-16P9S Black, OEM $27.50 Creative Labs Sound Blaster Audigy2 ZS Platinum PCI Sound Card, Model "SB0350" -RETAIL $172.99 Kingston 184 Pin 512MB DDR PC-3200 - Retail $59.01 (I'll probably buy 4, for a total of 2 GB) What do you guys think? The prices are from Newegg. I'm trying to stay under $1500. A new monitor will come at a later date. Probably a Dell 20 inch widescreen LCD. I still need to find a case and power supply but have no idea which brand and how much power I'll need. 450 watts? 500 watts? Any advice is much appreciated. EDIT: Forgot to mention proposed video card; BFG GeForce 6600 GT OC PCI Express 128MB GDDR3. Didn't see it listed on Newegg, will have to look elsewhere.