Hi, I would appreciate suggestions for a CPU and Motherboard for use in a workstation to be used for analysing geological survey data. The data sets are huge - 10s of Gb. Processing this data can take in excess of a day, so processing performance is important. The software is NOT multi-threaded. The system will not be used for other tasks while running the analysis. The system will NOT be used to run games, play music, watch videos, etc.. I have been in touch with the software developers who say that I should look for a fast CPU with lots of fast RAM. I was thinking along the lines of an FX-60 with 3Gb PC3200. I have heard suggestions that the AM2 is not yet 'proven' and is no longer ahead of Intel CPUs anyhow. I plan to run 3 x 19" TFT screens using two PCI-E graphics cards - NOT in SLI mode. HDDs will be some PATA disk for OS & Software & a 500Gb SATA disk for data. None of these items are an issue. OS will probably be Windows 2000 SP4. Price is less of an issue than performance. Water cooling is out. Can anyone help ? Many thanks in advance.