Stlrfn, best of luck towards a speedy recovery!
Also, I'm afraid to go wireless because of the shaky reliability of wireless connections. We're PC gamers; you just shouldn't go wireless, and upgrading the tower takes financial precedence over going wireless. After years of LAN parties, I don't know how well wireless works. Just never looked into it. I don't even have a wireless router.
Oh, I've got Buckyballs on my desk too. They're so dang fun.