This summer I am building a new gaming computer rig, it will take a bit of time to earn the money for it, so I will be buying each piece one at a time.
The first thing I bought was the new Microsoft operating system, Windows 7. I bought the 64 bit version so I can use more than 3 measly gigs of ram. Instead of purchasing it from microsoft, I went to ebay and bought just a CD-Key for $50 US. I will use the disk I burned for reformatting my laptop a few months back to install it.
The first step is so tiny it's almost intangible, but it IS a step.