Ok guys, I need some advice... I'm shelving my old rig and going for something more update and hopefully a little quieter. Currently I have an AMD X2 4400 (939 not AM2), and 2 gigs of Corsair XMS DDR-400 on an ASUS A8N-SLI Deluxe board. This will be the second chipset fan on this POS that has crapped out in 3 months (I sold my A8N-SLI Premium board for this "Deluxe" piece of crap--yes I am kicking myself) and instead of going through another 2-3 weeks without my rig or shelling out almost $200 for an A8N-SLI Premium replacement, I'm thinking about upgrading altogether. I'm still happy with my X1900XTX, and my drives, so all I'm really looking for is advice on Mobos, CPUs and RAM combos. Maybe some "This is my rig and boy am I happy with it" stories. I'd like to OC the system, but I'm not an expert, so I'd need something pretty straight forward and relatively easy to jack up. I like ASUS and Gigabyte boards, but I'm not married to them, I like Corsair RAM, but ditto there too...and CPU...we'll I'll go with whatever work's best for the $$. I'm sure you guys understand. I've read alot of good things about the Core Duos but I notice a lot of guys on here are still going with AM2s or FX chips. Which would be better? I know what I would have done...or did 18 months ago...but that was years ago in CPU-time. I know what Tom's Hardware says...I give the guys in the forum more credit. I'd like to hear some real world experiences please. Anyone care to share their advice or crow about how smokin' their rig is? Please feel free to share... Thank you for your time. Big E.