Hey guys I havent been on these forums in ages... So far I not likeing the new UI.Hope I can get used to it... But anyway a little while ago I got a new PC... HP Pavilion Elite m9300z customizable Desktop PC * Genuine Windows Vista Home Premium with Service Pack 1 (64-bit) * FREE Quad UPGRADE! AMD Phenom(TM) 9550 quad-core processor (2.2GHz) * FREE UPGRADE to 3GB DDR2-800MHz dual channel SDRAM from 2GB * FREE UPGRADE! 256MB NVIDIA GeForce 9300, DVI-I, VGA adapter, HDMI * 640GB RAID 0 (2 x 320GB SATA HDDs) - performance * 802.11 b/g Wireless LAN card * LightScribe 16X max. DVD+/-R/RW SuperMulti drive * 15-in-1 memory card reader, 2 USB, 1394, video, audio * ATSC-NTSC TV tuner with PVR, FM tuner, remote * None (Integrated 7.1 channel sound w/ front audio ports) * Microsoft(R) Works 9.0 * Norton Internet Security(TM) 2008 - 15 month * Logitech X-530 speakers (5.1) * HP wireless keyboard and HP wireless optical mouse * HP Home & Home Office Store in-box envelope • TV Tuner, HP Media Drive bays, HP Easy Backup Button included • Total memory slots: 4 DIMM • 15 in 1 memory card reader, video ports front and back • 6 USB (2 front, 4 back), 2 IEEE 1394 (1 front, 1 back), 2 PS/2 • Front headphone, line-in, mic (7.1 speaker capable using front ports) • 1 PCI Express (x16) graphics slot, graphics card included • 2 PCI, 1 PCI Express (x1) total expansion slots • 350 Watt power supply • Modem or wireless card • Integrated Ethernet (LAN) port FREE SPORE™ video game • One-year limited hardware warranty. One-year limited software support. Total Cost 600+tax. So far I been very happy with it..Runs Linux like a dream with out of the box support from most distros. and all the extras I got with it are get..It was one of those spend a 1,000 and get 400 off.... So I opted for the 640 gb HDD,5.1 Speackers,Wifi.Wireless keyboard and mouse. Even with a 9300 it seems to run all the games I want.Aside from crysis. But alot of people are saying that cpu is a joke...Now this cpu has loaded everything I thrown at it... and am very happy with it performances. Now I do have a 21 return setup with Hp... So it not to late from me to return it.(They even cover the shipping) But a few days ago I made a new system... Components * • Genuine Windows Vista Home Premium with Service Pack 1 (64-bit) * • Intel(R) Core(TM) 2 Quad processor Q9300 * • 2GB DDR2-800MHz dual channel SDRAM (2x1024) * • 256MB NVIDIA GeForce 9300 and TV Tuner Card/PVR * • FREE UPGRADE to 640GB 7200 rpm SATA 3Gb/s, two drives (2x320GB) from 500GB * • 802.11 b/g Wireless LAN card * • LightScribe 16X max. DVD+/-R/RW SuperMulti drive * • 15-in-1 memory card reader, 1394, 2 USB, audio * • None (Integrated 7.1 channel sound w/ front audio ports) * • Microsoft(R) Works 9.0 * • No additional security software * • Logitech X-530 speakers (5.1) * • HP keyboard and HP optical mouse For a total of 659.... If I go with this PC I gain Quad processor Q9300. and I wont get a free copy of Spore,Wireless keyboard and mouse.Some cool fount video out puts plus other cool ports. and will have to go with a pain of formatting and shipping.....and pay about 60 bucks more... Now here what I asking you guys...Is it worth it? I will tell you this I not a huge pc gamer,I own a ps3 and that where I do most of my gaming. But I do care about getting the best value and haveing this pc last me a long time...Like my last dell system with a p4 did..