Well, I think I've been talked into building (or having built) the next computer for my wife and I, based on replies I got to my other thread here . It's been a long time since I've been in the position of ordering all the parts for a computer, and then assembling. I need suggestions on compatible MOBO/cpu/ram, as I just scanned through newegg.com, and am taken back by all the new technology. To narrow it down, I'd like to stick to the following: -AMD based chip...nothing against Intel, I just like AMD -I like, but am not exclusive to, Asus boards -We don't need a major workhorse here: this is for normal household use -Onboard LAN a big plus -I'll be adding a video card, and probably a FW card as well, though onboard FW or the newest usb is a plus. -I'm not rich, so I'm not interested in anything like this. My DAW computer has an Asus A7V8X board with an xp 2500+ chip, and I love it, so something similar to this would be sweet. Serious thanks to any help given here!