i already have a case, hard drives, optical drives, pci-e video card and 1gb of ddr2 (will probably buy another 1gb soon) basically i need a processor (heatsink and fan) + mobo and a power supply i'd like to keep it cheap, but i don't want to get crap components like i have in the past (ecs pc chips etc) requirements: not much of any. i don't game at all. i do run the occasional 720p movie, but even my old athlon 64 3500+ could handle that. i rip and burn a lot of dvds. i was really happy with the speed of my amd 3500+, before it took a shit i want it to be quiet. the power supply must be very quiet, same with the processor.