Mother board Intel BOXD975XBX2KR LGA 775 Intel 975X ATX Intel Motherboard $219 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813121059 Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz 2 x 4MB L2 Cache LGA 775 Processor $279 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115017 As for memory, Im not sure what to go with? just 2 gb fine for now or just shell out for 4 gb? I just had crucial ballistix in my last rig and they died. I'm using all the old stuff from my old rig for now....or should I just go ahead and shell out money for a Raid card now since I'm starting fresh? Thanks in advance. damn. forgot about the video card. well, i I don't do much gaming. NOne at all really. I quit at Quake 3. ha. I would just like a good one that I can video edit with. I'm sure that'll set me back a few bills. I'm looking at everything as more the best bang for the buck. Is the Q6700 worth the extra loot? If it is, I could pick it up, but I didn't see the value in it.