Alright, so the HD on my 3 year old laptop died and instead of replacing it (just yet), I'm going to build a new desktop. I got a $1500 computer scholarship to do so. Here's the system that I'm thinking about assembling so far: CASE: POWMAX Black/Silver Mid Tower ATX Case with 400W Power Supply, Side Window & handle, Model "CP0327PL-4" -RETAIL $32.00 MOBO: SOLTEK "SL-K8AN2E-GR" NVIDIA nForce3 250 Chipset Motherboard For AMD Socket 754 CPU -RETAIL $99.00 (first time I'm not going with ASUS, but I've heard good things about the board - plus it looks sweet) VID CARD: ATI RADEON 9800 PRO Video Card, 256MB DDR, 256-bit, DVI/TV-Out, 8X AGP -RETAIL $266.00 CPU: AMD Athlon 64 3200+, 512k L2 Cache, The Only 64-bit Windows Compatible Processor - Retail $218.00 RAM: Geil Ultra Series Value Dual Channel 184 Pin 1GB(512MBx2) DDR PC-3200 w/ Blue Heatspreader - Retail $193.00 HD: Western Digital 250GB 7200RPM SATA Hard Drive, Model WD2500JD, OEM Drive Only $171.49 BURNER: Plextor 12X DVD+/-RW Drive, Model PX-712A Black, Retail $140.00 SPEAKERS: ALTEC LANSING VS3151 5.1 Black Speaker System -RETAIL $68.49 EXTRAS: Win XP Pro (OEM), case, fans and Norton System Works (OEM) TOTAL = $1364.95 Have I made any bad decisions? If you guys have any suggestions (keeping in mind that I don't want to exceed $1500 by too much) I would greatly appreciate them. EDIT: I'm buying all of this from New Egg. I already have a monitor. If you guys have suggestions for a better mobo/cpu combo in particular that would be great.