This thread is actaully for my dad who refuses to let me build him a new computer for less $$. Anyways he has a HP Pentium 4 3.0E with 1gb PC3200. He says the thing just is not as fast as he needs now because of what he does. He uses illustrator, photoshop, firefox, quicken, etc. Normal stuff. He does use all those Adobe programs for work though and has very large files that take a while to save. Let me know what the new stuff out in reference to processors and memory is. I'm assuming 2gb of ddr2 PC4200 and like an AMDx2 4200+ should be plenty ?? Thx in advance guys. Also any neccesities on video cards, no gaming at all but just 2d Adobe stuff. Is the normal integrated 6150 or 7300 le enough, or should he get something seperate so it does not take from the mobo memory?