Well, sports fans and computer geeks .... I did it!\nI just ordered a new computer system from Monarch Computers in Atlanta.\nThey let you customize your setup and they put it all together and test it for\nyou.\nI tried a few other companies online, but their choices were much more limited.\n\nAnyways, here's what about 00 will get ya these days:\n\nCase: Antec Performance Plus Case (I considered one of those psychadelic\nmodels with\nthe neon lights and the plexiglass, but I don't expect many people to see it\nunder my desk.\nMotherboard: Asus P4C800-E Deluxe (8 USB 2.0 ports, Firewire, etc.)\nProcessors: Intel P4 Prescott 3.2 GHz 800 FSB 1M (HT)\nMemory: DDR (400) 3200 REG ECC - 2 GB (I considered adding an extra 2GB, but\ndidn't wanna blow another 5. I can always add it later.)\nHard Drives: 3 Western Digital 120 GB drives (2 SATA, 1 IDE)\nDVD-ROM: Sony DDU1621 16X DVD 40X CD-ROM\nCD/DVD ReWriters: Sony DRU530A 4x/2x-DVD+-RW/8X/4x\nFloppy Drive: Mitsumi 7-in-1 USB Card-Reader/Smart-Media/CF/Floppy\nSound Card: Creative Audigy 2 ZS\nVideo Card: Matrox Millennium P650 64MB DDR/8x-AGP/Dual VGA/Dual DVI\nVideo Capture: Pinnacle PCTV Pro (Why not? Just another and loads of fun\nwatching and recording TV on the puter.)\nOperating System: Microsoft Windows XP Professional\n\nIn my haste, I forgot to order a keyboard and a mouse, but I've already got a\nfew of them anyway, including a Wacom tablet.\nNow I'll get to add all my peripherals which I already have which include:\n\nLacie Electron Blue 19" Monitor (also a NEC 4FG 15" monitor for dual monitor\nsetup)\nCambridge Soundworks Speakers & Subwoofer\nEpson 2200 Printer\nMinolta Scan Elite 5400 Film Scanner\nEpson 1200P Flatbed Scanner\nCanopus DV-REX Digital Video Capture Card\nMedea 13GB RAID HD (a huge drive back in the day)\nSandisk CF card reader\n\nNow I just need to order Photoshop CS and I'll be all set. I see I can get it\nfor about 5.\nThe only other software I'm Jonesin for is Capture One and Silverfast.\n\nHere's a Q: If I set up my old Win98 puter to network with my new one, will I\nneed to load XP on it as well?\nWhat all is involved in networking two computers?\nI've got a Linksys Wireless Router sitting here that I've never even tried to\nuse. Maybe a wireless network, huh?\n\nAnyway, I go a long time between upgrades so hopefully this setup will last me\n7 years like my current one.\n\nWHO RULES?