Re: new computer
Ok, so that's about $960 dollars. You're best bet is to go custom. With new dual cores, sli, etc. Prices have dropped on the powerful items, such as the amd cpu's, vid. cards, etc. For that much, I'd say go with an amd 64 3000+, sli mobo (for upgrades later on), 1g of ram, 200gb hd, 6800gt, some antec case with a good antec psu, xp home (or linux for free), and a plextor dvd drive.
Macbook Pro and Logitech z5500s. All you really need.