the nuts and bolts of it is this: our CPA told us we need to spend some cash by the end of the year for tax purposes. we need a new PC and have a home office. i have a $2,000 budget for this. and i admit i haven't kept up with computer specs since i bought my current machine which is a Pentium 4. so if i want it to run the latest games, what specifications do i need to make sure it has? i will be running Call of Duty; World at War for example. processor speed? video/audio card? also, intend to get a new monitor, probably a 24 inch, so that i can wipe the hard drive on my old machine and give it to my kids (8,5, and 2). thanks y'all!