This is my first post on this message board so I hope I'm starting this thread in the right place. I'm thinking about buying a new PC and my main concern is that I can't afford one with a Pentium processor but that's all I'm familiar with. I've seen one I can afford but it has an AMD Athlon processor and for some reason I've always avoided them. At the moment I have: Pentium 4 1700MHz Windows ME 128MB RAM 40GB drive Radeon 9800 Pro The one I'm looking at has: AMD Athlon 64 3400+ Windows XP 1024MB DDR RAM (2x 512MB) 400GB (2x200) 7200 RPM Serial ATA Drive 128Mb GeForce FX5200 I'm not a novice when it comes to computers but I'm not an expert either so although I understand pretty much all of the above, some of it does confuse me. What I'd like to know is, would it be worth my buying the new PC for what I want to use it for? I play games occasionally (Hitman, Tomb Raider etc.) but mainly I use my PC for capturing video clips and editing them. I realise the graphics card is not as good but the one I have now I installed myself without any problems so if I found the new one unsatisfactory I could easily replace it. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!