This is what I am looking at getting so far: barebones ASUS Terminator2 T2-P Black Barebone System for Socket 478 at 800MHz FSB Intel Pentium4 CPU, Model T2-P Simple DLX, Retail Specifications: CPU Support: Intel Socket 478 P4 up to 3.4+ GHz(800FSB Max.) Chipsets: Intel 865G / ICH 5 Memory: 2x 184pin PC 3200 up to 2GB Graphics: Intel Extreme Graphics2 (8MB default) Expansion Slot: 1x PCI, 1x AGP 8X Audio: 6 channel AC97 LAN: 10/100 LAN Extension Bay: 1 x 3.5 FDD, 1 x 3.5 HDD (Hidden), 2 x 5.25 ODD Ports: 6x USB 2.0, Audio ports, 7-in-1 card reader, Audio DJ play buttons, Power on & HDD LED indicators, 2x PS/2, 2x VGA, 1x RJ45, Audio, FM studio antenna Dimension(WxDxH): 190 mm x 310 mm x 300 mm more info-> N82E16856110012 $179.99 $179.99 processor Intel Pentium 4/ 3.0C GHz 800MHz FSB, 512KB L2 Cache, Hyper Threading Technology - Retail Specification Model: Intel Pentium 4 3.0C w/ Hyper Threading Core: Northwood Operating Frequency: 3.0GHz FSB: 800MHz Cache: L1/12K+8K; L2/512K Voltage: 1.525V Process: 0.13Micron Socket: Socket 478 Multimedia Instruction: MMX, SSE, SSE2 Warranty: 3-year MFG Packaging: Retail box (with Heatsink and Fan) more info-> N82E16819116156 $223.00 $223.00 memory (2) Crucial 184 Pin 512MB DDR PC-3200 - OEM Specification Manufacturer: Crucial Speed: DDR400(PC3200) Type: 184 Pin DDR SDRAM Error Checking: Non-ECC Registered/Unbuffered: Unbuffered Cas Latency: 3 Support Voltage: 2.5V Bandwidth: 3.2GB/s Organization: 64M x 64 -Bit Warranty: Lifetime more info-> N82E16820146532 $95.00 $95.00 I am stuck for graphics card and DVD burner at this point. I need to add a mouse and keyboard, but just looking for something that will last, not fancy. My main goal for this new system is : 1. DVD burning (back ups) 2. video editing (mpg's, dvd, stuff from television so need input ability too, etc.) nothing super high tech, but would like to put some car footage together, that kind of thing 3. music editing for mp3's, custom ring tones 4. internet browsing while being able to burn a cd/dvd, etc and not have the compuyter locking up, etc. 5. Budget of ~$1100 including windows XP ready to go. I know the other software for editing is going to cost, but I am just factoring the cost for hardware and XP at this point. Based off New Egg prices I am at $592 now. Any other things I should add, or a more cost effective route please chime in. I already have a bluetooth adapter (worth getting a card, only run my phone with this so far?), monitor and that's it. Thanks.