This forum is interesting in that days can go by with *n-o-t-h-i-n-g* and then the world lights up for whatever reason.
I would throw things into the peon ... err ... reader-submitted news & reviews. The economy is picking up, I don't buy Dell (usually) and need max CPU performance. A real splurge for me would be video cards & eye-finity ... and incredible splurge actually, but maybe! i do watch TV on occasion & had stupidly crazy sound systems. I also like to vent into FPS games ... when no one is watching. The point being, I will be buying a variety of hardware in the near months and software to beat it to death.