I finally could put it off no longer, I bought a new computer.
AMD Ahtlon 64 x2 3800
Asus A8N-E Motherboard
Kingston 1GB PC32000 DDR SDRAM
PCI Firewire card
Hauppauge WinTV-PVR 350
ANTEC Sonata II case with 450W power supply
eVGA GeForce 6600 256MB, PCI-E
2 Maxtor 300GB SATA 7200RPM 16MG
Pioneer 16x DVD+/-RW
Had to put XP on it though – in order to run the video edit software, and honestly, might just leave it there…..