OK, perhaps the title's a little misleading but say you had to build a new PC from scratch now (without upgrading your existing gear), what main components (and manufacturers) would you go for? Motherboard CPU Video Card RAM PSU Sound Card It doesn't necessarily have to be a HTPC, just a well specced maching which will last for the next few years without having to be upgraded. I'm still debating whether to upgrade bits and pieces of my current kit or to just bite the bullet and go for a completely new system. If I was to go for a new system, I guess I would go for: Motherboard - no idea ??? CPU - Pentium 4 3.0GHz (Northwood or Prescott?) Video Card - Sapphire 9800 Pro 256MB RAM - not fussed PSU - no idea ??? Sound Card - Audigy 2 Anyone got any good recommendations for a good mobo/CPU combo so I can do some pricing up?