hi, i m an engg student. i m planning to purchase a comp. as usual i m confused regarding my configuration. as per some knowledge i have acquired from various magzines and websites i have learnt that AMD processors are offering a tough fight to their intel siblings and that too at a bit cheaper cost. So naturally i am inclined towards purchasing an AMD based system. I have contacted my local assembler for following system. the rough estimate is: AMD 64 2800+ with MSI board 512 MB DDR RAM 80 GB HDD DVD CD-RW combo drive (LG/Samsung) 15" TFT screen monitor stereo speakers kbd+mouse(microsoft) cabinet etc.... the approx cost is around 30000. now these r my queries: 1.)is preffering amd over intel correct??? 2.)now the trouble is that i am not fully acquantied with new line of AMD 64 processors. with intel u have processors which go with 845,865,915 etc. but i dont know these facts abt AMD processors. if u plz throw light on this and that stuff abt sockets. i want a combo equivalent to 2.8 or 3.0 with 915G . 3.)what abt on board graphic ??? do the mobos supporting amd 64 have descent graphic solutionss or i will have to spend in a seperate graphics card. i m willing to spend arnd 3-3.5k on the gpu. plz let me know abt some cards which fall in this bracket and perform well enough. 4.) what is peed of ram which go in with these mobos 333 or 400?? also suggest where shld i make changes in the config and plz help me in detail with the processor and g card. also write the extra bucks i wld have to shell out?? thnx for reading this post and answering me.