I am building a new PC primarily for ripping. I have a gigabyte 7vax MB, AMD 2000+, 512 DDR PC2700, 80 GB WD HD 7200 rpm w/ 8MB cache Sony 120u DVD+RW, Sony 40x CDRW, Sony DVD. Is this decent for ripping? Which OS would be best? I have w2k and XP. Just so I can get everything physically ready what software do I need to download. I have read about 100 different thread posts and not sure which is best. What kind of time am I looking at with my hardware specs? Thanks for your help.