LoL, have you seen some of the OEMs. Not that I have a custom built machine but man some of the Toshiba's I've seen are ridiculously loaded with crap. I mean the pc is slow from the beginning. I don't know if you guys remember AOL and the many many advertisements and software but man were they annoying. The one time I pick up one of their "free" to use internet cds and use it I get charged for 3 months. And yes I did cancel is before the free time was up so I wouldn't get billed. They stilled billed me after I called and was assured by them it had been canceled 3 times. After contacting the attorney general it magically stopped. Anyway I was wondering if it is still worth it to build a computer that rivals or surpasses an OEM computer?