Intel/AMD Dual core / Quad core I read a recent issue of a PC magazine (I think it was MaximumPC?) which ran some tests and said that definitively, right now, Intel processors are better than AMD. I'm definitely going with Intel. Re. the processor, I checked that performance comparison chart (for Photoshop, which I do also use for photography), which showed the Quad 6600 performing SLOWER than the duos? How is that possible? These are the kinds of things that don't help decide on new components! I am totally in agreement that building a PC myself would be the ideal situation, for all the reasons you've all given. I guess I would be more willing to do that if I had someone with me walking me through the first parts (how to attach the mobo to the case, setting jumpers, etc.). After that I'd be golden. Damn inexperience! On that note ... does anyone know of a good online (free, preferably) video walkthrough of how to install a motherboard, processor, etc.?