Can't believe it's been 3 years. I tend to forget about anything that doesn't email notifications to me... My dual Tualatin still runs, i found a Hipro PSU that i fixed, and it's been a perfect match since. *Still* haven't gotten that HD4670 AGP i've wanted to get to max that rig out tho.
I've built up quite some experience too, and i now fix stuff on a daily basis, and it earns me enough to not depend on my family at all.
I'm quite sure i'll be able to make a living out of servicing electronics.
The MOSFETs on my board are running at a reasonable temperature. The only thing that happens is that if i haven't been using that computer for a week or more, i'll have to pull all the RAM and reinstall it, and sometimes all the PCI cards as well. That happened with my previous dual-PIII boards as well, so i think it's just due to the age of the slots. I may try some contact cleaner spray sometime.