hey guys, i dont know if you remember me from several months ago, but ive pieced together my system and wanted to run it by everyone and make sure im not making any mistakes, or if anyone has any tips/suggestions. AMD socket 939 Athlon64 3000+ (Venice) retail ASUS A8V Deluxe retail ASUS geforce 6600 (agp 4x/8x) retail Crucial 512MB PC3200 (DDR400) non-ecc Lite-on dual layer dvd burner SOHW-1693S retail Seagate barracuda SATA150 80gig OR IDE ultraATA100 80gig. OEM Antec Solution SLK2650-BQE or Antec Solution SLK3700-BQE (slightly bigger) w/ antec 350W power supply ViewSonic VX715 17" LCD flatpanel with DVI input I'm on a pretty tight budget and i've pretty much hit the ceiling with this setup. I picked the A8V deluxe because it has built-in firewire (i have an external firewire HD for storage) and is apparently a really tried-and-true board and should serve my purposes. The ASUS boards above this one (A8V-E, A8V-E deluxe) have reports of the chipset fan becoming a problem. The hard drives however, im not sure if i should go IDE or SATA. People on newegg.com said that SATA is tricky to setup with this board, that the drives require drivers to be loaded via floppy. This is my first build, and I really would like it to be a successful and painless one. Anyways, I figure I can buy a SATA later on. Lastly, do I need to buy a floppy drive? Is it necessary to flash the BIOS or whatever? (this is another thing ive never done before...flashing means updating, correct? and is it necessary for non-OC'ers?) Thanks for the help, can't wait to get started!