Well, I finally have all of my components. The last thing to get here will be the case, and it is on a UPS truck, on its' way to my house. And so it starts... Since I'm saving for SS32, which is not host-based, I decided to go with a less expensive but adequate PC. Here's what I have: Codegen ATX9001 case Codegen 300xx AMD-approved 350 watt PS ECS K7S5A mobo AMD Athlon 950 128Mb Micron cas2 133 SDRAM Thermalright SK6 with Delta 60mm fan Appian Jeronimo Pro Video Sony VAIO (Trinitron) monitor CPD-120VS Soundblaster CT4170 (Vibra 16XV chip) Quantum Fireball Plus 10G h/d (crap that came in my Mac) Creative Labs 52x CDROM Mitsumi Floppy POS Actiontec PCI Lite Modem Turbo Media keyboard Logitech Trackman Marble+ I have Winblows 98SE, 2000, and XP Pro. I've never used 2000, but I'd like to use it on this system. What are the pros and cons to using 2000? Comments or advice? Driver problems? I have a friend here in Pahrump who builds and repairs puters, but he's on vacation. If anyone here has any tips or advice to offer on building from scratch, it would be very kindly appreciated. I've been gathering my components for a long time, and now that I have it all, ummm, it's kinda scary ...lol. AMD's online building info seems very thorough, though, and I doubt that I'll have any real problems. BTW ... this whole system cost me less than $500! Now where's that damn UPS truck...?