After recently building my first modern carbon bike (no ride report - snow and headset issues) my bike fund was still in good shape. I decided further speed improvements were due using funds under the spousal radar.... therefore.
I'm buying two 60GB SSD (solid state drive) 2.5" units to use in RAID 0 for my new computer build. The MB, memory, and CPU did hit the family budget (overtime pay!) The SSD have no moving parts and hit speeds several times that of the fastest hard drives while being quiet, cool running and green (0.2 watts approx). I'm looking at potential Windows 7 boot times of 20 seconds.
Who says restoring / building bikes isn't worth the effort?