The folks at NVIDIA have a paper launch
today for what they call the Enthusiast System Architecture. The new standard lets you do many things such as monitor your components, overclock the system in real time, and diagnose problems. From the video
it seems to have a lot of potential and can help the novices as well as the high level enthusiasts perform computer enhancements. The standard also opens up to adding monitoring tools easily to your chassis such as LEDs. For now it's just on paper but I'm hoping to see companies with ESA products out soon so we can see what they can really do with the new standard.