so i'll be getting a Intel Core 2 Extreme chip in a few days...and was trying to see which route to go on building it. Either build one myself or get a dell/something and upgrade the chip. Its about the same only because Windows is expensive does anyone know if the boards Dell (etc) uses is set to the CPU you choose or is it like normal motherboards, where its supports various CPUs. the Sony Vaio i have right now is a 2.2Ghz P4 but it can be upgraded to a 2.4Ghz P4 chip. oh yeah, the dell i was looking at was the XPS 630.