Thank you everyone for the kind words
It truly is wonderful, the community we have here.
Family member X offered to help pay for the new PC- So I believe I will be doing an E6550 build around Quarter 2 of '07 (March/April?), so I will cover the CPU and maybe the motherboard, and X will cover the blisteringly-fast RAM...I am thinking DDR1333 at that point, 'Cuz the CPU runs with a 1333 bus.
Tomorrow I'm going to a gun show up in NH, hope to see some really nice stuff there...Help to take my mind off the PC.
Sunday, I'm building the workbench and table for the CNC mill and hopefully putting the motors on. Some small specs: 16' long, 4' wide at the widest point. Of course, pictures will be taken of the whole build.
I will try to get some photos of the PC on MLK day- You have no idea what happened to the res...Bent in multiple ways.
Again, thank you EVERYONE for your support. I greatly appreciate it.