I downloaded the W7 beta last night (at 2.5 MBps - gotta love the university connection), and will be installing it as a secondary OS once I get my new computer. Speaking of which, I've made a lot of changes.
I've gone from full ATX to Micro ATX and from Intel to AMD, saving myself over 600 bucks in the process. Now it's below 2K! The case I chose will accept longer video cards (and I'm getting the longest one on the market - Sapphire 4850 X2) as long as the hard drive cage is moved. I don't have the tools to drill new holes and stuff to put the cage in a new place, so I'm gonna put one of the hard drives in the 3.5" bay and the other one in one of the 5.25" bay with that "hard drive silencer" acting as a converter.
Since I'm in a smaller case, I don't have as much room for a big CPU cooler, so I'm going with a smaller one. I'm still planning on OCing it a bit, not as much though, due to the smaller cooler and an AMD chip. I've been giving serious thought to water cooling, though - does anyone here have experience with it?
And I'm not going to be getting XP as a primary OS anymore, I'm gonna get either Vista x64 Premium or Ultimate. My dad's laptop came with Premium 64 SP1, and it's great - I had no problems with it. Again, I'll be getting it off eBay.
As for my monitor, I'll be getting two BenQ G2400WDs and two of these puppies :D