So I finally got the go-ahead from my wife to upgrade our home PC. We've been limping along on my old AMD K6-2 350 for a few years now, and it's finally getting to the point where we can't do the stuff we want: watching video clips has become a choppy, distorted mess, etc. I was given a rough budget of $150, knowing that this was going to have to buy me a MOBO, Processor, and RAM. I can reuse my existing drives, case, monitor, etc. With this small of a budget, I decided to go used for as much as possible, so I lurked around the anandtech forums until I came across some decent deals. $30 got me 256 MB of PC2100 RAM, another $50 got me an Athlon XP 2200+. Now all that was left was the mobo, and for this I decided to splurge and go new just because there's more stuff to break and I'd rather have the peace of mind that comes with new stuff. I ordered an Asus A7V8X from newegg for $80 shipped, and even sprung for the $2.99 for same day shipping (more on this in a minute) All of this is supposed to come together this Saturday, when my wife has a friend in from out of town and I have to entertain myself for the day. The RAM went out UPS from Texas on Monday, supposed to arrive today. So far, so good. The Processor was my biggest worry, the guy wasn't shipping it until Wed, and it was going USPS priority mail from Arizona. At least they deliver on Saturdays, so it will probably be here by then. Cool, now all that's left is the motherboard, the thing I wasn't worried about because I thought I was leaving myself "plenty of time". Wrong. Ordered it Tuesday from newegg before 3 EST, within their requirement for same day shipping (noon PST). It shipped Wed (10/8) from NJ, but now FedEx.com claims that it will arrive Oct 13, 2003 by 4:30 pm. Crap. Their "free super save shipping" says 3-4 days, my only hope now is that since they don't deliver on Sat that they're covering themselves by estimating 4 days (10/13) and it might really show up on Friday.... well, I can dream can't I? Thanks for letting me vent. Anyone care to place a bet on whether or not all three pieces will be here by Sat? -Brett.