I have never built a computer, and am going to attempt doing so very soon. I bought a motherboard and processor from a friend for very cheap and would like some opinions on what some of you expert builders would do if you were in my shoes. I plan on playing some Half Life 2 and various other games, I will be using Photoshop and several other intensive programs (I do advertising work a lot). I also edit a lot of huge song files (100 mb on average). Here are the parts I have so far: Motherboard: Intel "BOXD915PBLL" 915P Chipset Motherboard For Intel LGA 775 CPU -RETAIL Model# BOXD915PBLL Item # N82E16813121230 Specifications: Supported CPU: LGA775 Pentium 4(HT) Processors Chipset: i915P FSB: 800/533MHz RAM: 4x DIMM Dual Channel DDR2 400/533 Max 4GB Slots: 1x PCI-Ex16, 2x PCI-Ex1, 4x PCI Ports: 2x PS/2, 1x LPT, 1x COM, 8x USB2.0(Rear 4), 1x IEEE1394, 1x RJ45, 2x S/PDIF Out, Audio Ports IDE: 1x ATA 100 up to 2 Devices SATA: 4x SATA with RAID 0/1/Matrix RAID Onboard Audio: Intel High Definition 8-channel Onboard LAN: Intel 82562EZ 10/100 Mbits Onboard 1394: 3 Ports Form Factor: ATX Processor: Intel LGA775 Pentium 4 550 3.4 GHz, 800MHz FSB, 1MB L2 Cache, Hyper Threading Technology - Retail Model# BX80547PG3400E Item # N82E16819116182 Specifications: Model: Intel Pentium 4 w/ Hyper Threading Core: Prescott Operating Frequency: 3.4GHz FSB: 800MHz Cache: L1/12K+16K; L2/1MB Voltage: 1.4V Process: 90 nm Socket: LGA 775 Multimedia Instruction: MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3 Warranty: 3-year MFG Packaging: Retail box (with Heatsink and Fan) Notice: This Processor Works with SocketT (LGA775) Motherboard ONLY! I'm thinking about this video card. Since my old computer used ATA hard drives (is there any way I can still use these?), I chose this hard drive. RAM I plan on using. I really need advice on what type of case you guys would use, and what accessories such as extra fans or special items for reliablity I should get. I am also going to install a DVD writer and CD writer as well, but I have NO experience in deciding which ones are worth a shit and which ones arent. I'm sorry for such a noob post, but I don't wanna get fucked here spending so much money. I want good, reliable parts that will last a while. I guess what I'm asking from the experts is, if you had about $1000 to spend on RAM, video card, hard drive, case and dvd/cd burners - what would you buy??