i called my local computer supply shop yesterday looking for a mb for a friend computer . and im kind of good friends with the tech there. well he told me there getting out of the parts end of computers. they for the time being order me what parts i need if i ask .but for the most part they are getting out of hard parts. and will be doing mostly service work .he also told me most the supply shops around here will be doing the same soon or have. saying 85 % or better of the income is from service .and they are telling clients to do as we have. to call Dell if they are wanting a new computer . they just cant compete price wise anymore. not with dell selling a whole rig with a new flat panel lcd for under $500. he saids he get the clients back after there one year warrientys are up. and handle there software problems at $$$$. and not have to worry about dealing with RMA of parts .or comparability problems anymore . he said were going to see more and more of this going on nationally .were the only way to get hardware will be from the large B & M like frys or online from new egg and computer geeks !