one of my friends is building his own computer and needed a vid card, I offered him mine and he gave me 2gb of ram(two 1gb sticks), I plugged them in and now I'm a bit happier with Vista.
They arent what I needed, but they where on my "to buy" list.
Now all I got left to buy before I start my first public mod is:
Disposable camera (none of my friends own a digital camera)
Vid card that works with Vista.
Gloves(for carbon fiber)
Sand paper(of various types)
and a filter or two(so much dust!)