Hello Bit-Tech. First off, I am sorry for such a long post. I am trying to be precise on what I want and why I chose the component that I did. I thank anyone who takes the time to read through it all. As the title states, this computer will be a low power (Read: no high-end components) office PC that is also cool and quiet. The computer will be used for email, internet browsing, Microsoft Office, and the occasional DVD viewing. This computer will be replacing an older computer (Read: 4 years running) that recently had the motherboard, and possibly the CPU go under. This is what I am currently looking at in terms of hardware. Computer Case Antec NSK3480 This case is a proven quiet case (see this review of the original version). This is an absolute must for this computer. It sits on top of the desk, next to the user, at a maximum distance of one meter. The build quality of the case needs to be such that any noise produced by the hardware will be masked and deadened. The power supply included with the case is an Antec Earthwatts 380 watt edition. I believe that this is a good power supply and know that it will provide the power needed for the rest of the computer. The fan included in the PSU is also fairly quiet. $99.99 Motherboard Gigabyte GA-MA74GM-S2 Based on what I have read, the AMD chipsets are both high powered (Read: can watch a DVD using them) and do not use very many watts. Although I was originally drawn towards the 780 or the 790 chipsets, the cost put me off. So I went back to my research and stumbled upon the 740G chipset. Motherboards based of this chipset not only were cheaper, but they still provided the power that I need to watch my DVD s. Narrowing the selection down based on my needs (good brand, enough ports and connectors, good layout) brought me to this Gigabyte board. $54.99 Processor AMD Athlon X2 4850e I wanted a processor that would be high enough power to fulfill my needs for a good amount of time (Read: up to 5 years). It also needed to be a cool running processor that did not need a lot of power. Obviously I needed AMD to go with my Gigabyte motherboard, and some research brought me to the 4850e. $59.99 Processor Cooling Scythe Ninja 2 Originally I was put off from the Scythe Ninja 2. This was due to the fact that most of my research was based around Intel systems. On the LGA 775 socket, the Scythe Ninja 2 uses pushpins. However, on the AM2 socket, the Ninja actually uses mounting clips and screws. This provides a much more secure mounting system and does not stress the board as much. I plan on experimenting with the included fan to see how much the temperatures will rise if the Ninja is used fanless. This will be compared to the drop in noise level of the computer using only the one case fan in the Antec case. $49.99 Hard Drive Western Digital SE16 320gb This hard drive only uses a single platter to reach the 320gb mark. This will ensure a much quieter drive, both during seeks and during idle times. This also means that the drive will use less power. See this review of the hard drive. $59.99 Random Access Memory G.Skill 2x1gb DDR2 800mhz Well there really isn't much to say about this selection. Dirt cheap, and good performance! $34.99 DVD Drives Lite-On DVD Burner Lite-On DVD Reader Yes you read right: two DVD drives. The reason? Easier burns and copies of data. Any other reason for picking these specific drives? Not really. Found the cheapest ones, and because I felt like it, I got the same brand so that it looks better in the case (Read: I feel that it is better to have the same logo looking at you rather than different ones). $23.99 $17.99 Front Bay Panel Silverstone USB/1394/Audio Panel I need more than two USB ports on the front of my case. The reason? Digital camera, USB thumb drives, that takes up the two ports already available. So what if I wanted to move data from my USB drive to my friends? No way am I going to put the data onto the computer and then onto the other USB drive! And heaven forbid having to unplug the Digital Camera or reach around to the rear of the computer! The solution? More USB ports in the front, plain and simple. $14.99 TOTAL COST $416.91 If there seems to be anything that I left out, or any suggestions that anyone has for me, please let me know! If not, it would make me feel better if you could just say that it looks good. Thank you for reader such a long post. I know that it seems that I researched everything god enough to just buy it and not worry about it, but I want to make sure. Again, thank you for reading and for all of your help!