My AMD 266MHz pc has given sterling service for five or so years but I was thinking that it may be time for an upgrade and I was surprised at how cheap computers now seem to be. I don't need the top of the range as I don't do heavy graphics work or play games and came across the following from microdirect.co.uk Athlon XP 1600 32 x 12 x 48 CD-Rewriter 16 x DVD Drive Keyboard & Mouse Ntwk, Modem, Spkrs & Sound 256Mb PC 133 Ram 40Gb 5400 rpm HDD All this for £351 inc Vat which seems excellent value. I notice that the ad doesn't tell you what type of motherboard is fitted nor the make of hard disk. Does this really matter. I have Windows 98 and a 17" monitor so don't need them. Any advice gratefully received.