There’s one specific way in which the computers of the late 1990s and early 2000s blow the machines of today out of the water: achievable price/performance ratios. Want a low-cost dual-processor system? Grab an Abit BP6 and a pair of Celerons for a fraction of the price of a normal 2S system. Want Pentium II performance at Celeron prices? Grab a 300A and overclock it.