OK, i'm going to be honest and say I've got arround 500 to spend on a complete PC (tower only, dont worry about speakers, mouse, keyboard, or monitor). I might be able to bump that up a bit, thats about it. I'm going to be using it for games (CS/Half life) and I want to be able to play most games out there, NOT at high resolution and best settings, I play stuff at lower to medium settings. Also will use it for minor photoshoping, and other than that just AIM, web and word processing. I've finally got about 350ish, and I think/ hope I can get the rest as a birthday present. I'm at ground zero, however I would like to have AMD, and socket 939, and atleast 512MB of ram. AS far as cases, I'd like something that is simple and plain and functions. I can deal with a clear simple clean side window, but I cant do all of these ailenware wannabees with LEDS all over. Thanks CLIFFS: Build me an AMD PC for arround 500 that can handle most games at low resolution and is a good general browser.