My journey towards rejoining civilization (by getting an OS 7 years after everyone else had it and 3 years after everyone has moved on to something better...) continues. An SSD is coming, which will be backed by a large disk-platter style HD, 2TB or more if I can afford it.
Sandy Bridge i5s are going real cheap right now, so I’ll be getting one of those. A pair of 8GB DDR3 DIMMS will join it. I’ll be looking for a ~$200-300 Video card to finish the upgrade in late August/Early sept. FINALLY!