Monday, December 11, 22:47 CST
Ars Technica: The Complete System Building Guide. Looks like a good place to start.

It seems quite likely that I won't be updating this page for the rest of the week, with finals and all. I'm debating hauling the ancient and venerable computer home over Christmas break, since we're not allowed in the dorms (!) 'til classes start again.

Guess it depends on whether or not I decide to dive in and start building the new system I've been dreaming about for, oh, 4 years or so...