hi all , im pretty new at this, so bare with me. i am running windows vista on a p4 3.4 cpu with one gig of mem. i currently have a nvidia 6800 gpu running windows media. my power supply is 600 watts with two western digital hard drives one 75/160 gigs. my son and i have built three computers together, and think it's a great hobby, except for the expence. my wife and i live on the central coast of california , we like to kayak and explore new areas we hear about from time to time. im hoping i can fit in here and gain some ideas about what folks are doing with there computers to enjoy them more. thanks for having me.