Re: Building a cheap custom computer.
Yeah, I would get an amd 64. The xp's are a little out of date. A 10,000 rpm hd is nice but man, $$$ (or £££). btw, marxsoccer, same! I built a custom comp (with a little help) when I had just turned 12, with my friend's dad. I learned a lot, but I don't use the comp anymore. lol... it was getting too old. I now have a very nice comp but unfortunately I was too lazy to build it myself... lol. but, as for the comp. that you are building, SirVal, it looks good, but a better cpu (any amd 64) would be better, in the long espeically, because the dual-core's just came out and to upgrade any amd 64 system, you just have to buy the dual core chip and do a little bios upgrading, unlike pent. where you have to buy a new mobo along with the chip and where with the xp you have to buy a new chip and mobo. So yeah. Hope this helps.
Macbook Pro and Logitech z5500s. All you really need.