you know whats awesome? grado RS-1 headphones, a good headphone amp (from grado of course), and an echo indigo. it's only about ~$1200 new, how can you beat that?
whoever said that by the time that 2gb of ram is needed your processor will be outdated is WRONG, i needed at least 256mb of RAM (which i have in my lousy dell) in 2002/2003 (bought in 2001), now i need at least 512mb in three years time but games are only starting to "recommend" 2ghz or higher processors (i have a 2ghz willamette p4, a.k.a. socket 423). and you can always upgrade your processor, too.