Hi Guys, I have(d) the following configuration : AMD AthlonXP 2400+ Processor MSI KT4 Ultra Motherboard 1 GB DDR 266MHz Hynix RAM ( 512 * 2 ) Pixelview Geforce 4200+ Graphics card. Recently my computer got short - circuited due to a power surge ( inspite of the UPS ) and burnt my motherboard, SMPS and UPS. The processor, RAM and AGP are intact and working. Now I need a new computer within a Rs. 20,000 budget. I had decided on the following processor and motherboard : AMD AMD 64 - 3000+ 939 Socket processor costing 5700/- ASUS A8N-E motherboard costing 5650/- A friend of mine suggests the Intel Dual Core 2.8 GHz 800MHz, 2MB,LGA-HT costing 11400/-. I dont have an idea about the motherboard. Kindly suggest a motherboard. I have the following queries for graphics card and RAM : 1 . My current RAM works. I tested it on another system. Can I use the same on this new sytem. Will there be a huge performance loss over a Transcend 1 GB-DDR-400 400MHz - PC3200 RAM ( 1 GB * 1 ) ? 2. Regarding the graphics card I need to choose between the ATI Radeon X 700 128 MB or GeForce 6600 GT 128MB. Which is better of the two ? As for the SMPS I had thought of the Zebronics 360W Pure- Platinum Series and an equally good cabinet from Zebronics. I ruled out the Dual core systems of AMD due to higher cost. I might go in for the Dual Core Intel if it comes within my budget. My work majorly involves animation and 3D - graphics. I am a Graphics artist by profession. Kindly provide me your suggestions. Any to my configuration are welcome, but kindly keep the budget ( Rs. 20,000 ) in mind.