Just wondering what your favorite computer buys of the year are, for tech heads like myself. 6 years ago, who would have ever thought I'd own a DVD recorder now? But this year was a strange one for my computer. Around April, my Motherboard suddenly died. Causing it to be upgraded from P2 400 to P3 1GHZ. Next, I d ecided to save up and upgrade the rest. 5 yer old ATI card got replaced the day Episode 2 came out, to an 64MB DDR 7500 AIW. Just barley got it installed before we had to leave and wait in line . A few months later, my CD Burner died around August, and I was able to use my newly saved $300's to order a DVD Burner. +R and +RW of course . At the rate I'm going, I'll be able to completly phase out the VCR in my room by mid 2003. And that is thanks in part to this new Hard Drive. From a 11GB 256KB Cache Maxtor, to an 8MB Cache, 100GB Western Digital... And all this wouldn't have happened if my motherboard didn't conk out on me, heh. Luckiest year in my computer history to be sure...Expensive, but lucky .. Anyone else have a year like this?