Case was gutted out due to a faulty motherboard and we decided to choose amd over intel for the rebuild. The old proc, Intel Core 2 Quad Q9400 @ 2.66GHz, is actually still good, as I tested it out in a similar desktop, and it performed well without any issues. Changing the build to AMD also gave me the option to increase the max ram from 4GBs to 8GBs and upgrade from DDR2 to DDR3. Also, trying to find a LGA775 socket motherboard with the correct specs, for under $100 was a almost impossible. If I could find a mini itx LGA 775 motherboard, then I will reuse the processor and whip up something fancy. Anyways, the build itself was very painless and I am impressed with the overall speeds achieved using the AMD FX-6300 proc. Hope you enjoy the pictures with some coffee.