I live in Australia and I only get about 6mbps here, so not very fast internet. Eventually I may move to a dedicated server in the US or elsewhere, but while learning and playing around with Zenno it will be much faster and easier on my home PC, plus my PC is old and pretty crappy. I at least know I want an Icore7 and decent RAM. I do plan to have Zenno doing tasks as quickly as possible, but also I know that the success rate could lower if running way to many threads... Also while working I tend to work with a few programs running and a lot of tabs open in firefox, itunes playing, skype, ICQ, AIM all online..... So im looking at a machine that can handle this with ease. Im looking at everything from the case to Windows 7 (on XP right now lol) Don't really need an extreme graphics card or sound... no PC gaming for me. This is the site I will be buying from: http://www.austin.net.au/pc-components.html apparently its cheaper to build you own PC, but wait till you see the AUS prices lol, these parts are probably way cheaper in the US... My budget is around $1500 So what are your setups or suggestions for me?