I was reading the "Ammo PC" by ZapWizard thread over, what a project log. But I found a discussion going on in that thread that interested me. People were debating the integrity of the Millenium Falcon and Matrix Rebirth mods that competed against ZapWizard's Ammo PC in the TechTV Contest a while back. Why? After all, they are good-looking mods. Zap's argument was their power. They were works of art, but people used ITX boards with measly 1 GHz processors, integrated everything, low-powered everything. Zap compared those to ATM machines in terms of performance. That's a little hard, but they aren't going to compete with Zap's AMD XP 3200+, with dual channel Corsair PC3200 and ATi 9600SE. But they are beautiful works of art, and modding, according to many, is the art, rather than the performance. People critisized Zap for his conceidedness and his inability to accept art just because the computer's performance wasn't brutally powerful. My question is: Do you think, that when you mod, art and performance are equally important, or is it art THEN performance in terms of importance?