Hello, studs of the electronic world; I have some questions for you. To some, they might seem to be pretty noobish, but I just don't have time anymore (with 2 jobs, and being a fulltime student) to do as much research as I'd like, so I'm just going to throw out some questiosn that have been on my mind. Firstly, What is the quality and advantage of having a DVI video card and monitor? Higher resolution? Better quality? Is it worth it? Personal experiences? Secondly, PCI-X Video cards are here. My question is, do they take advantage of the full bandwidth capability offered by that architecture? And also, their AGP 8X counterparts, are those just as powerful? Thirdly, DDR3 video card RAM. What advantage does it have over previous generations? How much faster is it than DDR2 and DDR 'classic'? Fourthly, DDR2 system RAM. I have been reading some controversy on this, and wanted to try and clear it up for my own sake: Is it worth the extra money to buy a DDR2 capable motherboard and DDR2 ram? How much faster is it than DDR 'classic'? Do you have any links to benchmark testing showing the comparisons? Fifthly, Clear this up for me, this is my current beleif, but I'm not sure how accurate it is: Athlon 64bit systems are twice as fast in 64bit apps as they are their 32bit counter-parts, and the same speed in 32bit apps. This is correct? Would you not need a 64Bit OS to run 64bit apps? Is the 64bit X2 FOUR times as fast in 64 bit apps, and twice as fast in 32bit apps? Lastly, What is an AMD Semperon in relation to an AMD XP? Thanks to everyone who answers some or all of my questions. LordofLA, I know you'll be reading - just wanted ot let you know, that if you want to come to the states, I know of a place desperately seeking a good UNIX System Admin. I think it pays around 35K USD / year, but could be more. Let me know!