I was just curious if anyone can give me tips on a moderately low cost system that can handle Houdini. I figured that if I piece together the right system it would be cheaper than getting a pre-fab shelf system. I will probably go with Win2k pro, unless anyone has a better suggestion. Not being to savvy with techie stuff yet, I figured posting to this board would be the next best thing. I guess I am looking for info on a good processor and graphics card, the rest is pretty standard. If anyone knows of a good place to do my shopping online that would be appreciated too.