Thanks to all for the feedback. I'm going to pause at this point, because BuddhaTB is right, the video chip is integrated into the motherboard. I think I'd rather wait 4-6 months and buy a new near top-of-the-line PC to burn DVD's.
The speed is great, and the video quality is decent for the DVD. I'm saving up for a flat screen panel (might get it in a PC bundle with the next PC).
The one thing I kept thinking was "is it cheaper to do the individual upgrades, than if I had purchased a top of the line 2 years ago". And I think I saved a bundle of money by waiting til now. I still can't believe I paid $200 for a 4x4x6 USB 1.1 CDRW 2 years ago
BuddhaTB wrote:UALOneKPlus, nice upgrades for the price paid. One question though, is your video chip integrated into the motherboard or a separate AGP card? If its integrated into the motherboard, I would advise getting a new motherboard, case, cpu, and video card if your planning on doing any more major upgrades. But I would hold off for now, if the speed and video quality ain't too bad. Just save up so you can overhaul your system eventually.