Need advice on building a new rig Hey guys, I’m looking for some advice with a new computer build, full overhaul. I haven’t built a rig in quite some time and I’m a little out of touch with the new technology out there. I’m leaning toward the Intel direction this time (my old rig is a single core AMD). Any help or build specs or wisdom that you guys can offer would be very much appreciated. Factors for Consideration: Rig will be used mostly for everyday tasks, gaming, and some development (both database and web). Gaming is limited to strategy and MMORPG mostly (Total War, Gal Civ, WoW, etc… no FPS in the foreseeable future). I do some heavy Excel and DB crunching so a Dual Core is highly valued (maybe a quad but not sure if it’s worth the money). I dabble in 3D graphics and video editing (poser, film magic, etc…). I would like a recommendation on an OS as well. I love XP, but find the memory cap issue annoying. How stable are the latest Vista releases? Should I wait for Windows 7? I need a new case. I’m fond of this guy (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119068) but am open to other suggestions. I already own a fairly good monitor: Hanns•G 22" (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824254035). I also have the following components already on hand that I would like to use if at all possible: Memory (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145184). Sound Card (No specs on hand at the moment - PCI). Hard Drive (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136284). Looking at a remaining budget of around $600 to $800 for the Case, CPU, MB, PSU, Video Card, and Fans/Cooling. I can spend a little more if the components really suggest it and the buy is worth it but I’d prefer a lower cost solution if it matches my needs. Outside of the budget above I’ll take any advice on DVD Burners, OS, Speakers, and Keyboard/Mice combos. Thanks in advance for any help or advice!