Hi, love the site. This is my first post. I have built all of my computers but have not built anything since 03. My current computer is a p4 2.8, 512 dual rambus, ati 9700 etc.. anyway, I am looking to build a compter that will aid me in video rendering times and be able to handle editing some hd video. I plan to purchase a blue ray burner at some point in the next 8 mos. or so. So my big question is Which board and cpu. I currently have a 2.13 hp xw 4400 workstation that I use with Avid Express Pro, adobe after effects, boris red and adobe photoshop. I have read core 2 duo is better for rendering. Can anyone let me know if that is true. And reccomend one? I am going to use this computer as a "render Farm" and hope to increase time wasted rendering. I am planning on installing 2 or 4 500 gb sata drives. 2 gb memory, dvd drive, undecided on a graphics card is the nvidia 8800 overkill. I am not a gamer. ALthough I may grab maddens or nhl 2008..nothing big. any help would be appreciated, I hope this wasnt too scattered.