My shiny new computer finally arrived today. I was a little disturbed by the excessively large size of the shipping box. It looked like I might have ordered a server by mistake or something. As it turns out, the computer just wanted some room to stretch out.
I have managed to install the new system and remove the crappy free software that HP insisted on suppling with the system. A little later, if I'm feeling brave, I might try installing the higher wattage power supply and new video card.