Ok I bought Giel DDR3 ram $24, a Liteon dvd rom for $39 and windows 7 $85 on black friday sales. All I have left is to wait for these babies to hit the market. I only baught 2 gigs of ram as this is kind of a low horse power machine, think it will be enough for basic HTPC duty? Recording and playing over the air HD and playing blue ray discs, plus I'm going to use it for the Zwave home automation as its going to be an always on computer. My NAS will be an older athlon X2 2.5ghz with 2 gigs of ram running vista 64bit, it will sleep when not in use. My current athlon II x2 3.0ghz system will be going to my mom with a new OCZ Agility 2 60gig SSD that I baught her for xmas. My current NAS athlon X2 2.0ghz 1 gig of ram, will be going in the dumpster unless somebody wants it. By the way my NAS's double as my desktop when I don't feel like using my laptop.
Anyways curious on your opinions, I think my mom will be blown away by the speed of her new setup mostly due to the fast SSD drive and win7.