okay, I took your advice and looked for a new system, here are the specs of what i found: Processor: AMD X4 PHENOM 9550 QUAD-CORE @ 2.2Ghz (4MB L3 Cache)!! RAM: CORSAIR XMS2 4GB DDR2 @ 800MHZ - PC6400 Motherboard: ECS GeForce7050M-M V2 Hard Disk: SEAGATE BARRACUDA 400GB SATA II (7200RPM) Graphic card: XFX Geforce 9500GT w/ 512MB Audio: 7.1 Channel High Definition Audio LAN Card: Ethernet 10/100 Network CD/DVD: LG 22X CD/DVD Burner ANTEC THREE HUNDRED Black case w/ 485Watt PSU My concerns: 1. I do NOT game! I work in 3D graphics with the new cs4 ... is the video card enough? 2. The mother board and processor combo does not have good reviews on the net. 3. Any advice please... is this okay or should i up grade the video or scrape it and continue to search?