Hey everyone. Been researching for a month or so now and I've finally pulled the trigger on the following system. One 2.93GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon 6GB (3x2GB) 1TB 7200-rpm Serial ATA 3Gb/s ATI Radeon HD 4870 512MB One 18x SuperDrive One 30" ACD I've bought an Intel X25-M G2 160gb which will be my boot / applications drive. I also plan to purchase two more 1TB WD Black drives, as well as a 2TB drive of some sort for backup. 2 of the 1TB drives will be setup with software Raid 0 for data, and the other 1TB drive will boot Windows 7. My only reservation was with the 6GB of RAM. Unfortunately, I'll have to wait a while before I can afford to order 12gb, and 3GB would have been inadequate for the time being. Thanks to all that participate in these forums for the wealth of information.