Hey guys, my place is currently networked with HP 2ghz P4, Athlon 600 (which I put together myself) and 2 Sony VAIO 505s. I am about to redo my whole setup, which will include a SONY VAIO PCG-V505EG laptop, Sony VAIO TR3AP2 laptop and a main system which I will build myself. Here is where you guys could help me. It's been about 3yrs or so since I've build a system, so I'm not too updated with computers technologies today. I know that I want at least a 3ghz system (not sure on intel or amd...which would you guys recommend?), with at least 1024mb RAM (what type should I go with? DDR?). The rest of it I will need your sugestions on. I am outdated as far as motherboards. It used to be that Asus is a great brand, I'm not sure now. Back then, some motherboards were not compatible with certain video cards and RAMs, is that still the case now? Could you also please suggest what video cards, sound cards and dvdrw? I know there will be an amount of post telling me to do some research, which I will try to do as much as possible. But I have a pretty busy schedule, so I am sure there are quite a few people on this board who are extremely knowledgeable about this stuff that could help me out and save me some time. Thank you in advance.