Alright, I figured as much. Thanks y'all...looks like I'm not headed to the 'verse for at least another year.
It'll be worth the wait. The reason I couldn't wait was there were so many other games I wanted at other than SC that my old system just couldn't handle well. If SC is the primary goal you have lots of time for them to implement optimizations and fixes still being an Alpha product. I can't imagine SQ42 working well fresh out the gate so by the time you're ready the game will be much more smooth and content rich.
We'll save you a seat in a Hornet.
There's always room for Wingnuts. Smoking section on the wings.