I have noticed of late that some of you are looking into new/replacement equipment. Please, don't turn a deft ear to eBay as a source for your hardware procurement. Many of my clients are now working on low to mid-range server equipment for their workstations at prices way below what they would have spent for regular stuff. After coming online today to hunt for a system replacement for a client, I was just amazed at what I was able to procure. And now that Win2000/WinXP (Pro) is becoming more in vogue, it can manage things that you would not have thought a while ago. Multiple processors and massive RAM layouts are at your disposal. Late generation PIII's or new Xeon's, both in dual setups, are within reason and viable. I just bought a dual P4 server motherboard for under $200 and I have a bid in for a dual P3 (capable of handling 1.0ghz processors) board for $99. The P4 board will handle up to 6gig of RAM. The P3, up to 4gig. I'll find a quality server case and set up some SCSI hot swap capacities. Dual network connections and multiple video cards added in along with 100+ gig hard drives and I will probably not have spent $900 for the base hardware of some rather robust systems. Now after adding in those multiple flat screen monitors that I bought the other day. . .well that's another story. But the base understanding is still true. Take a moment out there before you trek down to Best Buy, CompUSA, or call Dell. Be daring, build it yourself! It might be easier than you think.