I currently own a dell dimension 8200 with the following spec. 1900 MHz Intel Processor 512__RDRAM 80gb MAXTOR hard drive NVIDIA GeForce3 Ti 500__ Creative SBLive! sound card AOpen DVRW2412PRO liteon dvd 16x JLMS XJ-HD165H Now I'm currently in the process of spending all my hard earned on a plasma (prob pio 434hde), av amp and speaker set, so I've none left for a decent dvd player for the time being, so I thought I'd make the most out of pc and turn it into a all singing all dancing htcp. These are the upgrades that I have researched on here and am pondering getting. Fanless ATI 9600 graphics card. - do I really need this just yet? will it make a massive improvement? M-Audio Revolution 7.1 sound card - for improved sound and coaxial audio out to amp. Gyration Ultra Suite keyboard and mouse - anyone tried this downstairs or upstairs from pc base? (gives a no line of site 7.5 mt distance range so should be ok.) The only problem is that the pc is upstairs and plasma is downstairs (around 7m cable run) so I have to get the connections right first time as they will be plastered in the wall. It will be used for playing mp3 vis a jukebox set-up, games, general surfing and divx/dvd. Also want to make sure that it is HDTV ready and be able to process a progressive scan pic (does this rule out the vga?). For the video I am unsure whether to use vga or dvi (with hdmi adapter to fit plasma) over this distance. The vga can stay always connected where-as the dvi(hdmi) would have to be manually swapped with the hdmi dvd player connection when I get it. Also will the coaxial lead be ok over the 7m run and does anyone have any good recommendations for a good quality lead. Quite a few questions there I hope some of you guys can help me out a bit.