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  1. I'm not entirely sure what I'm doing wrong here. I downloaded a program called Gparted to try and create a new partition for XP. I need to do a little more searching to find out how to boot from CD in my bios! ;P I have a hackintosh with 10.5.6 running perfectly. I'd like to be able to dual boot in XP in order to use protools with some older software that I don't yet have on Leopard. As far as I can tell, VMware doesn't have firewire support yet so I think this is my best option. I'm still fairly new to all this stuff, so if theres a better method to create a partition that wont cause force me to wipe my HD and start fresh that would be optimal. Thanks!
  2. Thanks Bit Shoveler! I really appreciate such a detailed response. I just found the Antec 300 and a PSU (Antec EA650) @ Newegg for a good price so I think I'll go that route. I'll also switch to the EP45-UD3R. I'm looking into cpu coolers now. I noticed that the video card i picked is now unavailable @ Newegg...do you have any suggestions of a decent/cheap card? I think I'm about ready to order everything! Thanks again.
  3. I'm looking to build a 'Hack Pro' to use for production with Pro Tools LE/Logic on Leopard... I study/work in music production and know how it works on that end, but I'm a definite n00b in terms of building a computer. Needs: Speed/Stability, Firewire, quiet. Being a student, I don't have a large budget and I'd like to keep the total around $750USD (lower would be even better.) I can't afford a HUGE supermachine yet, but I hope I can make something powerful enough to get the job done. I've been heavily reading the forums on this site for about a week now and came up with this list: Wish List: ASUS 22X DVD Burner with LightScribe Black SATA Model DRW-22B1LT Item #: N82E16827135186 GIGABYTE GA-EP45C-UD3R LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard Item #: N82E16813128364 Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD5000AAKS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive Item #: N82E16822136073 PNY VCG86512GXWB-OC GeForce 8600 GT 512MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card Item #: N82E16814133250 Western Digital Caviar SE WD800AAJS 80GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive Item #: N82E16822136195 Antec Sonata III 500 Black 0.8mm cold rolled steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 500W Power Supply Item #: N82E16811129024 CORSAIR 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TWIN2X4096-6400C5 Item #: N82E16820145184 Intel Core 2 Quad Q8300 2.5GHz LGA 775 95W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80580Q8300 Item #: N82E16819115207 A few questions as well: Are all these things compatible? Would the case/fan/power supply suffice? Do I need another fan? I'm sure there are other things I'm leaving out... any help at all would be greatly appreciated!