Alright so I have about 50 days left in country(give or take). I'm currently in transit to the base I'll be goin home from and I've used this time to look at desktops I'l be wantin to purchase. So far I've set my mind on alienware. I know I'm buyin 30% of it for the name, but I'm not too positive on any other desktops as far as performance. I know kinda what I'm lookin for and what's what but I'm not big on details. Basic build I'm goin for the Alienware 705i gaming edition hopin to upgrade to memory and video card. For your pros and cons to look at(sorry if you wanted to help and I had to give ya some extra work pullin up the website. So far for RAM I'm thinkin long as I'm at 4gigs I'm good. Processor I'm lookin at the intel I'm lookin at a duo, not sure what's a good processor speed though so any tips on that. Video card I'm not sure what I was lookin at so any pointers. Memory gunna go for the lower storage(prob 300g). Just curious on the dirrence between 16 and 32 cache if at all noticable. Cooling system(would the standard be sufficient for 1200? bein it's included with the 800) I figured was a must being I'ma go for the upgrade for the 1200watt power supply for future updating. Then prob throw in an extra $150 for the improved ethernet ports(we all kow connection is a must) Then of course a dvd slot and probably a USB or two with a firewire 400 or e-sata(knew techno for me not sure which is the better of the two) Basic keyboard I'm guessin as far as a mouse goes, a gaming one for sure just anyone list there personal favs? (looked at the logi g9 and didn't like the button layout too well, seemed you had to curl yer thumb in a bit much to hit the keys. Internet here is really slow and it's taking forever to load the websites, so I'm pretty much going offa memory, 30min time limit isn't gunna allow me to function the webpage all to well to give ya'll my desired specs to imp on. Again I apologize. Any pointers would be great. I also looked into building my own but it'd be my first time and I'd rather not fux it up. Heh forgot price range for ya'll. Lookin anywhere from 2-3.5grand would rather it be lower the better but I understand with performance comes price.