Hey, thanks for the input! Yeah, I'm aware of USB's run length, althought, you did remind me that i'd have to power the powered hub with something, so definitely I'll need a bigger inverter, or, as you say, DC to DC PS. The DVD/CD drive will be an external unit that is less prone to skipping, but it will be used mostly for ripping data in a one off situation from those times of disks, generally, while sitting still. I also believe the screen i have chosen comes with the softare you mention. Thanks for the input!