Okay, I'm ready. It's been almost three years (rollin' with one of the original Athlon 64s right now). I've built my last 6 desktops and I think I'm over that. It doesn't seem like the cost savings is really evident anymore. So I'm looking at HP, Dell, Lenovo, etc.. But I haven't been following trends, so I don't know much about the current generation of processors. Is quad core worthwhile, etc.? Can't follow the naming scheme. I won't use it for gaming, mostly image processing and a little bit of work (CAD/FEA). I'm not concerned with the hard drive as I have over 2TB in external drives and another 1TB internal. How does this look?