Hello everyone! I appreciate anyone that helps me out on this... It has been bugging me for quite awhile. It seems that I have finally found a good forum to get my many questions and problems answered Now... I am sorry to everyone for posting stuff on here that is quite repetitive as far as Dell Dimension 2400 is concerned. I have spent the better part of today looking through posts on these forums. Even though I am quite sure that all of my questions and problems have been previously answered, I don't know all that much about computers so it all gets quite confusing to me. Sorry =\ Now, as is obvious by the thread's title, I have a Dell Dimension 2400. It runs perfectly fine and thus far has had no problems with power or crashing or hardware going bad, etc.... Now I understand that there are a lot of options for me on this stuff, but as I stated a bit ago, I don't really know much... So any help provided in telling me which is better than the rest or what is better in what fields (running spd, best graphics, etc.) would be great So, here it is: I am not sure if the computer specs from my profile will be listed automatically on here anywhere so here is everything that is not stock: SYSTEM SPECS: RAM: 2x 512 MB DDR 333 Videocard: VisonTek XTASY 9200 Series, 128 MB, PCI Drive(s): Samsung CD-R/RW SW-252S and Teac DVD-ROM DV-516GA Hard Disk(s): 250 GB External (sorry, no idea the company or anything) Information you might need to know: -It is mainly a gaming PC. I do lots of other minor things online and such, and occasionally I will watch DVDs on it. -I have successfully run LOTS of games on this computer in the state it is in; games like: Counter-Strike, Day of Defeat, Half-Life, Counter-Strike:Source, Half-Life 2, City of Heroes, City of Villains, Diablo 2, Warcraft 3, Dawn of War and many others. -I have programs like Object Desktop with WindowBlinds, Right-Click, Bootskin, Logon Studio, etc. constantly running in the background. -I leave my computer on as much as i possibly can. I really only shut it off when im rebooting because of updates and other similar things. -In case you don't know, this computer's hardware is all On-Board (or so I have been told). Now... On to my questions. Questions: I would like to know if there is a graphics card that I could get that is better than the one I currently have installed that would greater improve my gameplay? Also, whether or not it would also improve if I were to take out the RAM and make it 1.5 or 2 GB? I would like a new case... Mainly for two reasons, One, so I can have sumthing that looks a lot sexier and so my friends don't know I have a crappy computer when they come over and look at it And two, so that I may put my other 40 GB external HDD and anything I may purchase in the future into the computer. Now, with that case I need it so that I may transfer everything from this Dell case to that one without mishaps; basically to where everything is still usable. If for some reason this can not be done, please inform me of what my options are. The case is not as important as my gaming pleasure I would also like to know if replacing the MB would do any good for my gaming; and if so, which one to buy (to go in a different case). Please keep in mind that my budget is kinda low, so I can't go buying great big ol' MBs that were designed for God himself Also... There are a LOT of programs on my computer that I still use that I have paid for online, but unfortunately I don't have any idea where the .exe's are for them, or I dont know the name of it, or whatever the problem with that I may have with not being able to reinstall them should anything happen to them. So if i would have to back up everything and then wipe my HDD, or Re-Install Windows or install another one, I don't know if that would mess with those programs still properly running. If there is anything else you need to know, don't hesitate to ask me. I will be checking this thread as often as posible to see if there are any replies. Also... My older brother is a Double-Agent for the Geek Squad at Best-Buy and is a Certified Microsoft Professional; so if there is anything you want me to refer to him for, please let me know. Normally I ask him any questions I have, but I figured since I bug him all the time about my computer, and since I found this great forum, I'd ask here first Thanks, Alan P.S. Sorry if i incuded any unimportant information. I am just trying to be as thourough as possible.