hello all! i just had to announce that i have finally bought some hardware from newegg.com to upgrade my pc. i tried to balance performance and cost so no 3 GB of Ram ... yet okay i know u all are dying to know what i bought here it is: MAXTOP Case its got 5 fan slots: 2 rear, 1 front, 1 top and 1 side fan. also cheap! $28.00 ASUS A7N8X Deluxe Retail this is the only high end part i bought, mobos are the most important part of a pc imo. $124.99 AMD ATHLON XP 2500+ "Barton" 333 FSB PROCESSOR CPU- RETAIL To me this is an excellent deal for a 640KB cached chip for $90.00 (arrhhh they raised the price by 3 dollars! thats like half a frozen pizza!) Samsung 160GB 7200RPM Hard Drive Model# SP1614N - OEM, DRIVE ONLY i really had to think out this one, i knew the western digital special edition hard drive was very popular; however this samsung is exactly the same as the aforementioned hard drive (warranty, cache, spin speed, seek time) EXCEPT for the ATA133 which the western digital only went to ATA100 ... also much cheaper than western digital's hdd. $139.00 GEIL 256MB PC-3200 (400MHz) DDR RAM, 6 Layer Ultra Low Noise Shielded PCB here i was really stuck, i knew i wanted at least 512 MB of ram but also wanted to run them in dual channel. since i was on a budget i had to look on the cheaper side while trying to not limit future upgrades, thus two sticks of pc3200 ram. here are the latency settings i have no idea what they mean: CAS 2.5 6-3-3 2T 2 x $45.00 total w/ shipping is: $521.99 damn fedex dont wanna drive through the 'ocean' to deliver my package in Hawaii, gotta take a 'plane' to Hawaii.