1. Im planning to get the new 8x pioneer dvd burner at ebay for about $145.00, an OEM, brand new and no box...any opinions on purchasing an OEM ? 2. Are Pioneer dvd burners also compatible with AMD processors , since the requirements are Pentium processors...debating either to get a medium end AMD pc or PENTIUM pc ... 3. Also want to start to transfer VHS to DVD, any recommendations on device or unit to use such as ADS technologies or DAZZLE products. Need advice and PC specs for this type of project.. thanks.more power to this site.