As much as I love my Dell, I'm beginning to concede defeat with it's lack of upgradability (BTX layout, can't even get a HD 4550 to run etc) and am looking to go a more conventional route, while retaining as much as I can from my current setup. Which isn't much Looking at it, the case, puny PSU, MB and chip all have to go. I'm hoping to re-use my SATA HDD and my IDE DVD burner and DVD rom. I was contemplating building my own with all seperate bits, but it's a minefield, as I'm totally out of the loop. and I'm not convinced I'll save much over this: Novatech Barebone Bundle - Intel i3 540 - 4GB DDR3 1333Mhz - Intel H55 Chipset Motherboard - 4 Bay ATX Tower Case & 550W PSU My requirements? No gaming, not interested, so very much just basic stuff. The reason I've got fed up with the Dell is it's slow graphics (radeon x300se), which I think are holding it back, even for general browsing. I'd expect the onboard graphics of that one in the link to slaughter that, but have the HD 4550 sat here if it might be better??? The board seems to be able to go up to i7 chips, so should be upgradable for a while? So basically I'm after a bit of longevity at a reasonable price. Any thoughts on my choice? Anything better? Can you get SATA to IDE adaptors? Sorry for the long post and TIA Edit; It has to be Intel. I just have an inbuilt dislike of AMD, for some reason Second edit; Is the 1156 socket a good idea? I read 775 is on the way out?