Ok, you have 24 hours. Tomorrow, at 8:32PM Mountain Time, I'm buying a new computer. Here's what I'm looking at from Dell. Let's ignore software, since software is crap regardless of who writes it, I need the following: Good video card, at least 512MB of VRAM At least 500GB of disk space, MUST BE 7200RPM CD Burner Fast Processor (at least 2.7ghz, dual core minimum) Warranty doesn't matter, since I'm not dumb with computers At least 2GB of RAM No monitor requirement No worries about sound card Price must be <$1500. Ok, go. FWIW, the computer I am planning on buying ATM is the standard Dell XPS 625 for $999.