So, my computer turns 5 next January and I think it is about time for a new one. I am interested in suggestions for a new computer. For your information, I have about $2,500 to spend and I use the computer mostly for internet, word processing, music, video editing and pictures. My main frustration with my current computer is that it does not seem to have sufficient power/memory etc. to deal with video editing. My current computer is a Dell Dimension 8200. I have a 1.8 Gig Pentium 4 processor and 1 gig of ram. Plus a 40 G hard drive and a separate 120 G hard drive. I am interested in suggestions. My time frame is really to coincide with my computer turning 5 in January and perhaps with the introduction of Windows Vista... In particular, I am thinking about the New Core 2 Duo E6600. I would like more RAM to help for future proofing a little (as you can see I tend to keep my computers for 4-5 years). Is 4 G of RAM overkill with this system? How about 2 G? Video files take up a lot of space. How much of my budget would you recommend going toward a larger hard drive verse more RAM or a more expensive Core 2 Duo? What about the graphics card? Does this make a large difference for video editing - I am not likely to play a lot of games. I appreciate any feedback you can give me. Have a nice day!