i have a 1500ish budget this time around. I was thinking amd64 but i'm not sure what a good motherboard for amd64s are or a good heatsink (motherboard needs firewire and usb) as far as soundcards go, can anyone suggest a non creative brand card? i hate creative i think all their cards suck. i never had a good one. video card, either x800 or the pro edition, i'm not much for over clocking, i read the benchmarks, and there is a difference between them, but would an x800 last atleast 2 years when it comes to games? ram, I love corsair, I never had a problem with them, so whatever motherboard suggested i'll just get matching ram. should i get 2gigs or just 1gig? harddrive i'll just get wherever, same for dvdrw/cdrw combo drive moniter... i would like a large moniter, 21 inch, i don't care if its flat screen or a crt whatever stays in my budget. keyboard,mouse,soundsystem i already have Basicaly I want this cpu to run HL2, Doom3, BF2, any game to come out in the next 2 years or so at max settings.