I wanted to let you know that I purchased the components listed a few posts above (including the Diamond sound card that was recommended). I took the parts to a small computer shop for assembly (didn't have the time nor knowledge to do it myself) , and now I am enjoying the completed computer. I'm really impressed with my new PC. It is running extremely well and can handle the high settings in the online computer games I just purchased. Thanks for all the advice--really great forum!