I'm sure the DDR500 has it's potential, but I rather go for a basic RAM setup and that's the PC3200. 2GB is a lot of RAM and that's already a nice performance boost if you work on the PC a lot. Video editing, music editing, AutoCAD, Photoshop, gaming, etc.
Prices will do down even more if you wait a couple more months, but that's just too long of a wait. I would love to build another computer right now too since I only have this one and the laptop. I want to turn this PC into a so-called "dump" PC where all my junk files, infected stuff, and all other useless stuff goes on. It wiill be like a test PC for "downloaded" executable files.
Then my new rig will be the one that I work on all the time (my new baby) if I ever get more money coming in. I just got my taxes down and getting a lot, but I can't spend it. Too much bills to pay off first. What are your final specs?
*Fact: Microsoft Window's Blue Screen of Death vs Computerforums.org's White Screen of Death. Which is worse?