I am supposed to build a inter-mediate stop gap high-end dual core system before finally going on to Quad. But there is a sale today where I can get a AMD 9500 + ECS for less than high end Dual. So I am thinking I should buy it. These are the tasks I am going to use it for. Let me know if Dual or Quad Total ram installed will be 4GB. 2 sources of video capture cards will be present (one analog and one Firewire card). 40G IDE for Ubuntu and VMWare + 400G SATA for rest of the system. 1. Base OS - Ubuntu 64 bit server edition latest version 2. VMware on top of Ubuntu. 3. Install 2 instances of WXP pro. 4. Let VM decide how much ram and cpu power each instance will have and will be allocated dynamically. Minimum 2 Ghz and 1GB ram will be guaranteed. 5. Each instance will be having access to one Video capture device, its own OS space and storage space. 6. One IDE DVDRW and one USB DVDRW will be available. 7. Install Video capture software like Pinnacle on each instance. 8. Connect to one instance my VCR to transfer all the old tapes 9. Connect my camcorder to transfer all the tapes that are still pending to be transferred. 10. Burn baby Burn - 2 recordings and authoring at the same time. Will the above be possible with a High end Dual core like X2 6000 or 6400? I might even try gaming BF2 on one instance if needed he he. I need all your suggestions.