Under the guise of discussing computers and computing in general, I also wanted to say that I got a new computer! My previous computer finally bit the big one, and I was going to repair it as best as I could, but my dad asked me how much it would cost to buy a new one, and even though I told him I could easily build one for half the cost, he insisted that I buy one from the store, so I did. My specs: Intel 4th Gen. i3 Processor (3.7Ghz) 6 GB DDR3 RAM Intel 4400HD Video Processor 1 TB 7200 RPM HDD 24X DVD Multi-Drive 23" LED Flat Panel Monitor Windows 10 Home Edition (64 bit) So I've arrived in the modern age! A few observations: Holy cow, technology really has jumped ahead in the past 9 years I've been using my old Athlon X2. For starters, onboard video processors have advanced by leaps and bounds. I can play modern games like Battlefield 4 on high settings without experience frame rate drops or lag. I've been working on building my digital library, but with my old PC burning DVDs, and converting videos used to take hours, but where it took me 2 hours to copy and convert a DVD to a digital MP4 file on the old system, this one can do it in about 20 minutes. I can convert 6 movies in the time it used to take me to create one! Everything is snappier with a 64 bit OS. I wasn't sure what to expect, but I have been surprised by how fast the response time is for everything I do. I guess I got so used to waiting several minutes for a program to start (Paintshop Pro X6 being one), that it taking only a few seconds is still alien to me. I love this monitor. LED technology has advanced significantly since my LCD 19" 2009m monitor I had before. The images are crisper, brighter, more detailed, and the contrast is far superior. There simply is no comparison to quality. Plus, this monitor is a true full HD monitor, whereas my old LCD monitor couldn't handle more than 720p at best. What's nice is that this motherboard has a lot of future options available to it. I have 3 expansion slots for video cards or whatever I need, it can support up to 16 GB of RAM, so for the next 5-10 years I'm solid, and with the i3 processor, it is fast, cool, and efficient. I admit I'm an AMD fanboy, but if this is what Intel has to offer, I have been missing out! So how about yourselves? Anyone else upgrade to a new system only to be surprised how far things have come? Have a favorite PC? Want to share your specs? Do it here. I'm still excited.