I'm going to be heading off to college this fall and my current computer is getting a bit dated. I need to build a new one but I don't know much at all about the hardware that's out right now, so I came here for advice. My budget is about $1400 in cash and $175 in amazon gift certificates. Here's what I have picked out so far: MSI K8N NEO2 PLATINUM Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce3 Ultra ATX AMD Motherboard - $119.99 from newegg AMD Athlon 64 3500+ Venice 1GHz FSB 512KB L2 Cache Socket 939 Processor - $267.00 from newegg Western Digital Caviar SE 320GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache Serial ATA150 Hard Drive - $148.00 from newegg CORSAIR XMS 2GB (2 x 1GB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM Unbuffered DDR 400 (PC 3200) - $250.00 from newegg NEC Black IDE DVD Burner Model ND-3540A - OEM - $40.00 from newegg Logitech x-230 2.1 2-Piece Dual Drive Speakers with Ported Subwoofer - $34.99 from amazon Logitech Keyboard Elite Black - $29.99 from amazon Logitech 961361-0403 QUICKCAM IM WebCam - Retail x 2 - $69.90 from newegg Microsoft Windows XP Professional With Service Pack 2 - OEM - $145.95 from newegg Microsoft Windows XP HOME Edition With Service Pack 2 - OEM - $91.95 from newegg $1197.77 total. Using the certificates puts it down to $1132.79. I already have a case, cd-rw, dvd-rom, floppy, mouse, monitor, and sound card I'm scavenging from an older computer I built. I need some help picking out a video card. I prefer ATI cards and something from the x800 series seems like it would fit my budget. I went through Newegg and Amazon and found these 4 cards: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814102492 http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B0007XGOQY/ref=pd_ecc_rvi_1/103-0728552-8512661 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814102380 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814102521 I'm leaning toward the card from Amazon right now because there would be enough of the certificates left to bring the price down to $189.97 for a total of $1322.76. So here are my questions: 1. Which video card do you all recommend? One of the four above or a different one? 2. Would the nvidia chipset on the motherboard cause problems with an ati card? 3. Should I get the 64-bit version of xp pro instead since the processor is 64-bit? I've heard it's kinda buggy and has lots of driver issues. 4. Would a 350w power supply be enough to support this system? 5. Newegg doesn't give the timing for the RAM. Does anyone know the timing or if it's good quality? 6. Am I missing anything? Thanks for the help.