I'm on Newegg's email promotional list so I fell "victim" to the Black Friday mailer. I'm certainly not complaining, to be very clear. In fact I'm a very happy and willing "victim". I bought a copy of XP before they "stopped" selling it. Yeah I know, everybody still seems to have it in stock, but who knew right? Sooo, I have to use it right? After all, it's doing nobody any good sitting in the envelope. So, with what I had laying around and the Christmas sales, here's what I came up with; Motherboard: Gigabyte EP45-UD3R http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128359 @ $108.99 Memory: Kingston Value RAM DDR2 800Mhz http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820134117 2GB Kit (2 x 1GB) @$24.49 (I don't believe it actually went down in price to $23.99 ATM) HDD: Seagate 250GB 16MB Cache http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148262 @ $54.99 DVD Drive : Pioneer DVR116 Black IDE model http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827129023 @ $27.99 ("free shipping" price) PSU; Antec EA-380 "Earthwatts" http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371005&Tpk=Ea-380I bought this for 30 bucks for no particular reason during the summer. Well, a promo email got me. Besides, a spare PSU is like money in the bank. Video Card: EVGA 9500GT This has 512MB of GDDR3, which on paper at least, gives it a massive bandwidth boost over GDDR2. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130383 @ $69.95 Black Friday email price (-$25.00 MIR) Case: Antec 900 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129021&Tpk=Antec 900 This came from Best Buy after I bullied them into matching price with Microcenter. @ $79.95 (+PA sales tax (6%)) All of the parts from Newegg were free shipping items. Last but obviously not least, the CPU: Intel E7300 45nm "Wolfdale" @ $104.95 from Microcenter. At least my kid swears he bought me it. Ah, he did, I'm sure. Whoops, almost forgot, CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper TX2 ($32.99 @ Microcenter) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103031&Tpk=Coolermaster Hyper TX2This is the only part that wasn't on sale. I loathe doing business with Cooler Master, but this HSF seems to get good reviews. This isn't the final configuration, to be sure. It will at least get another HDD and DVD drive. Here we're thinking Seagate Barracuda SATA 2 640GB, and a second Pioneer DVR116. Hey, or maybe this Blu-Ray ROM Drive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827129016 I suppose I should bump the PSU up to an Antec EA430 the first chance I get. Whaddya Thimk..?