After reading the article on the December $500 box, I purchased the case, CPU, memory, and video card. I installed my 2 "old" SATA drives and DVD RW. (XP Pro SP3 on boot drive, archives on 2nd drive. No RAID.) My problem is that I get a very very brief message when booting, then am pushed into safe mode.
I think the message says something about inadequate disk space, but is really too brief to read completely.