I'm currently running a P3 450 with a Geforce 256 video card.. Not up to snuff for the games of today, so... But I'm a total dummy when it comes to the actual components that make up the system! I'm leary of Celeron or AMD processers.. I don't know jack about how computers work, but I know THIS from experience.. "You get what you pay for..". That said I'm thinking 2.8 gig Intel. I don't know what an "L2 Cache" does for you, or how the Celeron can do without it, but it can't be good.. As for AMD, I don't know why I'm skeptical, but I am. The price is what spooks me.. That and they say they are not the stable work-horses that the Intel's are. Opinions?? BTW, I was looking at retail prices and the 2.4 is almost half the price of the 2.8! Maybe that's the better option? I mean, am I really going to notice the extra .4g of processer speed? Then again, by the time I'm ready to buy at the end of the year, there will be 3.6 gig processers out there maybe, and the 2.8 will be where the 2.4 is priced now.. What is FSB and what does it do for you? For example what is the difference between 800 and 533FSB? Also, where do I have to go to get a straight answer as to what kind of motherboard I have to get so it will be compatible with this 800FSB thing, and won't be a bottle-neck? Also, also.. What is the difference between DDR Ram and SD Ram, and do you need a different kind of motherboard for each? I'm not in a hurry, just doing some recon till the end of the year when I'll hopefully have the scratch to make this happen.. Thanks for any and all help you could give!!