This is what I've come up with so far. http://secure.newegg.com/NewVersion/wishlist/PublicWishDetail.asp?WishListNumber=5126907 I've switched from 939 to AM2 for better upgradeability down the road and to allow for 240-pin DDR2. Media Center is for the free Vista upgrade (Home won't give you a free upgrade and I don't need Pro). I plan on overclocking the CPU. C2D is a little pricey for my tastes...but if someone here has better suggestions, then I'm open to 'em. I may not be OG, but I know how OT works, so give it to me easy. I've never built a computer from scratch, but I have plenty of under-the-hood experience.