Since Se7enet is down with the Code Red flu, I can't be jubilant there. So I'll be jubilant here. I FINALLY just ordered all the stuff for my new computer, scraped up enough ca$h to pay for it myself, since my grandparents had been procrastinating since February. Here are the specs/prices for it, if you're interested...
CPU - Athlon 1.4ghz + HSF spacer = $201
CPU Cooler - Thermaltake DragonOrb 3 = $30
Mobo - Iwill KA266 DDR = $132
Memory - 2 x 256MB PC2100 DDR Memory = $112
HDD - IBM 60GB 7200rpm = $176
Graphics - Gainward CARDEXPERT GeForce3 PowerPack !!! (exclamation marks included) = $355
Case - Antec SX1030B + 300W pwr supply = $98
Keyboard - Nifty looking black kbd = $10
Generic black floppy = $14
2 rounded IDE cables, 1 rounded Floppy cable = 37.98
Black & white Alien case badge = $3.99
Total Price = $1160.97
Not included in the above price are my almost brand new 16X DVD drive, Hercules GameTheater XP sound card, and Klipsch 4.1 speakers; all three were bought within the past few months as replacements for my current falling-apart-POS-computer, and will be transferred over to my new box when I build it.
I have forsaken Hercules as my graphics card provider, since they dropped the NVidia line. And because the Gainward card is on red PCB, and has DVI output and a VIVO port, as well as the Blue Orb gpu cooler (which was the only thing that set Hercules above the rest anyway).
I am so happy!