This is the scenario.Today I won an ASUS Striker Extreme from a contest held from a PC magazine.I'm a hardcore AMD fanboy,Have used AMD since 2000 no Intel ever but now have to leave it. Right now I'm with AMD Athlon 64 3200+ S939 MSI K8N Diamond Plus Sapphire radeon X1950XT 256MiB GDDR3 2x512 MiB KVR DDR400 Astrix Silentpower 500W PSU Hitachi SATA II 250GiB 7200RPM 8MiB Sony DRU 830A DVD RW home made case and some other things. I have suggested to keep the PSU,HDD & VGA and sell the other stuff coz I'm tight on money. I have thought of the following rig.Prices are in our country converted to USD. ASUS Striker Extreme (380 USD-free) Intel C2D E6550 (2.33\4MiB\65nm\with TXT)(225 USD) 2x1 GiB Kingston KVR DDR2 667 (72 USD) Sapphire radeon X1950XT 256MiB GDDR3 Astrix Silentpower 500W PSU Hitachi SATA II 250GiB 7200RPM 8MiB ASUS SATA DVD RW Now I dont know much about Intel things nor issues with striker and intel CPUs.So I need help from you ppl to select a best a CPU and RAMs for this rig and need your ideas about it. And pls tell me what I have to do with it first like BIOS updatesand configs. AND I have a chance next month to import some light weight parts from USA.So It would be great If You can suggest what CPU and RAM would suit this board which I can get from USA. Looking forward to your great contributions.TIA.