Its been a while and I no longer know what is "good" anymore. I say it like that because I know most of this comes down to personal preference. But I am putting together an 'inexpensive' computer for my gf's mom. Right now she has a Dell with a P4 2.4g with 256MB of ram. The thing is a dog. I hate working on it in anyway because its just so painfully slow. I would like to get her something that is going to WOW her, but I dont want her to spend more then $600. Alls I needs is a case, mobo, processor, ram...The rest I'll just salvage from her machine. I'd like to get nothing less than a 2.8GHz (or less if its a dual core) and at a minimum 1 gig of ram. She's going to be running window xp pro and doing some photo printing. Thats about it. But I would really like to get her something that is not going to bog down too much when she is working with her photos. I don't care one way or the other with AMD or Intel. Either one will work. Thanks guys.