Ok, since my parents said I can't spend any graduation money on gear, I've decided to build my own pc. I've got a good idea of what I want, but I've got a few Q's.... 1. I've decided to go AMD, since it's cheaper than Intel...but athlon xp or 64? The 64 seems like it has potentional, but at the same time for the same price as an AMD 64 2800+ you can get an Athlon XP 3200+. I'm almost positive I'll get the 64, but any extra info is appreciated. 2. Video cards. I've decided to go ATI, but here's the question, should I get a Radeon 9800 Pro now, or work this summer and eventually get the brand new Radeon X800? Some reviews I've read about the XP make the 9800 Pro look obsolete in every way. But then again, the X800 is going to be way out of my budget, and I'd have to cut corners on everything else. Will the 9800 Pro be able to run, say, Half Life 2 or Doom 3? 3. What keyboard/mouse should I get? I've heard wireless is bad for gaming. I also need a keyboard and mouse that is ergonomically friendly. I AM still recovering from my carpal tunnel syndrome surgery, after all. But it also needs to be gaming friendly as well. Doing WASD on some of those whacked out keyboards look like it would be awkward. 4. Does such thing as a good and cheap monitor exist? Also what games should I be getting? Counter-Strike is a certain (I already play it on this pc). I've thought about City Of Heroes, but paying $15 a month is awfully expensive for a MMORPG. Battlefield Vietnam would probably be a good purchase as well. I should mention I'll have roughly $1000 to work with, if I'm lucky (I'll find out by tomorrow...grad party). So far I've already got about $500. Any help appreciated.