First off, I admit that I've never visited this particular GT forum, so if this question has been asked before, I apologize in advance for repeating it. My old HP 933mhz needs a motherboard (I think, since the keyboard isn't working and the mouse is acting wierd). Rather than invest another 150-200 for a new motherboard plus labor, I've decided to buy a new computer. I've been looking at Dells and at the usual suspects at Best Buy (HP, Compaq, etc.). My question is, is the extra money for a pentium 4 worth it over an Athlon or similar processor? I've always been a Pentium guy, but since this is an unexpected expense, I'd like to keep the price down as low as possible. I don't need a printer, monitor, etc., and if I don't really need a Pentium, I could save some money there also. I use my computer mainly for music downloads, digital photography, and MS Office applications, as well as high speed internet access. Any advice would be appreciated!