Hey guys, I'm trying to put a computer together from scratch this Thanksgiving, looking to keep it under $600, but I have some flexibility. # What are you going to use the PC for? Mostly as a media machine, I want to be able to stream and play HD video and movies. Also will be playing some games, but nothing super intense like Crysis. # How much is your budget? Looking to keep it under $600. Is a Core i5 system out of the question? # Where are you located? (a.k.a. fill out your profile) GA, USA # Are you willing to buy online? Yes, but reputable retailers only, like Newegg. # Are you going to re-use any parts from an earlier build? I have 4gb of DDR2 800 that I can take off of another machine, got it for $25 after rebate last year. # Do you need other peripherals like a monitor, keyboard and mouse, among others? Nope, but I do use 1920x1200 resolution # Have you already bought any parts? Nope, but I plan on getting a used Radeon 4870 for about $100. # Do you have an Operating System (OS)? Yes, will be using Windows 7 for students (the $30 version that Techspot ran a page on a few weeks back) # Will you need any aftermarket cooling, such as a CPU\GPU cooler or a watercooling setup? Just a CPU air cooler, don't think I'll need anything too fancy since I won't be overclocking too much. I do want a quad core for multitasking, since I always have a ton of stuff going on at once. I need a fast CPU and good graphics card for streaming and playing HD content w/o hiccups right? Not too sure if all I need is a good graphics card for that. I don't plan on overclocking, and if I do it would be a slight one (like 2.66 to 3.0). Anything else you guys need to know, just ask. Thanks guys!