Lemme just get to the point here:
I have the opportunity to either get a new CPU + motherboard to replace my other machine, which is an ancient Celeron 700 with 512 MB PC133 SDRAM + GeForce2 Pro 64 MB videocard. (which, if gets chosen, will become an Intel 845PE/Intel iE7205-based motherboard+P4 2.4B to 2.8 w/ 512 MB DDR, no exceptions)
However, on the other hand, I can get either a Radeon 9500 Pro (or 9800 Pro) as well, but I must sacrifice the other. The current card I have in this system is a 64 MB first-generation Gainward GeForce3.
So I'm stuck in kind of a pickle here - make my current system the 'ultimate' one, or upgrade my old one to equalize the balance of power.