Ok, so I got a new computer a week ago and I am loving it!
Went from a 900MHz P3 to a 2.4GHz P4 (the Dell 400SC on the deals page regularly). I upgraded to 384 memory and will replace the 128 in there after Christmas with another 256, making it 512.
It is sooo good! Fast, not giving me any problems, etc. Love it!
It used to take me 3 hours to encode a full movie cd (splitting a movie into 2 cd's would take me 6 hours). Right now, I'm encoding Daddy Daycare, and not only can I USE the computer while I do it, for the first cd (not a full cd, but was too big to fit on 1 so had to split it into 2) it is only taking 21 minutes! LOVE IT!