Alright I don't know why i'm nervous asking. I know that someone who knows nothing about pc's shouldn't be building their own pc but I don't trust that i'll get something great that'll last me for years to come. I don't plan to upgrade much of anything after this build. I have so many questions and need a lot of suggestions and info. Hopefully you guys can help. I sort of want to future proof my pc though I know it's not possible. It'll probably take me 3-4 months to get all the funds together but i'm looking to spend between $1,200 - $1,500 MAX. Hopefully less. Now I know it sounds funny but I watched how to build your own pc on youtube and the basic put together seem easy enough. Read manual and follow instructions on where to plug what where. After that though do I just simply turn it on and install a OS? I would stick with something familiar like XP but that's probably not possible so... I could just get windows seven or something right? What's the difference (obviously twice as many) between 64bit and 32 bit OS? Will my xp32 bit software be able to work on 64 bit? Should I just stick with 32 bit? Here are some parts i'm looking at. I need to know if everything will fit easy or are they compatible? Case http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0026FCI2U/?tag=tec06d-20 Do fans come with it or do I have to buy my own? Motherboard http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0034CSTFY/?tag=tec06d-20 Does this board support pci-e 2.0? How much ram does this support? (5,6,8GB?) does it have a HD audio sound card? Do I have to buy my own sound card? Will that mobo fit in that case? what exactly is a gigabit board and how is it better? Does it support DDR5? It says it supports processors up to 6 cores.... Processor I need help finding at least a quad core processor that's compatible with the board. Where do I get the glue for cooling or whatever that you're supposed to put on the chip? Does it come with it or the fan the comes with the processor will be all I need? Graphics Card(s) http://www.amazon.com/dp/B003EEMFTI/?tag=tec06d-20 or http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0034JLTNG/?tag=tec06d-20 What's the benefit of having two graphics cards? Can I use my nvidia 9400GT or should i get one of these newer ones? Drives http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0037FSYQC/?tag=tec06d-20 and or http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0046K062C/?tag=tec06d-20 HDD (2x) http://www.amazon.com/dp/B002ZCXK0I/?tag=tec06d-20 Ram I know crucial site can tell me what's compatible but I think they only scan your pc and since I won't have it up and running I would need ram first. So info on compatible ram is needed as well. capture card (not priority) http://www.amazon.com/dp/B002SQE1O0/?tag=tec06d-20 What else will I need. Power supply? I know this is asking a whole lot and taking up everyone's time but I'd just really like to have a really good pc now and be done with needing to upgrade for years. At least I'd be done upgrading for years is what I mean. Help is appreciated.