The death of a second SSD made my mind up that it was time to put into action my long standing "build a decent PC" plan. The old machine (a proprietry HP system) had a shoddy BIOS that wouldn't allow me to switch off SMART checking, which does a good job of wearing out SSDs quite quickly. I figured I didn't want to burn through any more of them, so it was time to do things properly and build my own machine from scratch. I kept the case (not the original HP one), the 2 500GB HDDS, and the graphics card, and replaced everything else. Total cost for the new stuff was $1069 (pretty decent by Australian price standards).
Intel Core i5 3470S CPU
Asus P8 H77-M Pro motherboard
8GB (2x 4GB) GSkill Ripjaws DDR3 RAM
256GB OCZ Agility 4 SSD
2x 500GB Seagate Baracuda HDDs (already owned)
NVidia GTX 550 Ti graphics card (already owned)
Thermaltake Soprano case (already owned)
Corsair 650W PSU
LG 24" LED monitor
Logitech mk710 wireless mouse + keyboard
Wireless network adapter card
1TB Western Digital My Book external HDD (already owned)
Windows 7 (already owned)
Logitech X140 desktop stereo speakers (already owned)
Diablo II: Lord of Destruction (already owned)
Quite pleased with what I've ended up with, except for the monitor. I can't find a setting that looks right, especially yellow and orange. Too much of a blue-ish hue. I can't get the yellows and oranges to look right without giving everything else a nice rose sheen.
RL: Re-installing everything. Burning homemade pizzas (grrrrr!).
D2: Probably not.
OVG: Re-installing D3 and PoE.