Re: PC rig?
I'm a bit confused. Why did you say you have to pay some money to have that software installed? Nearly all of them are free to download. It looks like a good build, but I'd recommend the Gigabyte G3. I hear the nVidia chipsets are really bad with the new Intel Core 2 Duos. Stick with the Intel chipset.
Rig -- Emachines T5026, 3.06ghz P4, 300W Bestec PSU, 160 sata hd, 512mb dual channel 3200 ram @ 3-3-5-8, ATI Radeon 9250 pci, dual layer 16x dvd+/-rw.