Okay I currently have Tyan Trinity 400 Motheboard c.1999 Intel Pentium III 800MHz Flip Chip (Coppermine) c.2000-1 (I forget either Dec. 2000 or Jan 2001) (The warranty is almost up) 512MB of PC133 SDRAM GeForce III Ti200 64MB DDR c.2001 40GB Western Digital 7200RPM HDD ATA/100 (running at ATA/66) c. 2001 Soundblaster PCI 16 c.2002 Hauppauge WinTV Go c.2002 HiVal 24x10x40x CD-RW c.2002 Lite-On 16x48x DVD-ROM c.2002 Anyways I'm looking at upgrading my Motherboard, CPU, and RAM. It seems to be my current bottleneck on my system. My CPU is just starting to feel old considering their are PDAs that go half the speed, and all my friends are getting 2.4GHz P4s. But the biggest reason I want to upgrade is gaming. I game a lot, and I get 10-20 FPS in Jedi Knight II and BF1942 if I want decent graphics. I'm looking at the Asus A7N8X Deluxe, mostly because it has the latest stuff on it (serial ATA, USB 2.0, etc) so it will last a long time, and it runs the nForce2 chipset which NVIDIA provides Linux drivers for. I'm wondering what people's thoughts are. Also should I buy now and try to go for holiday deals, or wait for prices to get knocked down Q1 of 2003? The thing I'm most worried about is the new standards that are coming out. Should I wait for PCI-X or whatever it is called?