Cyber-surfer, the power supply had crossed my mind. Do you think a 300 watt power supply would suffice or should I move on up to a 350 or 400? The only other current consuming units are a floppy and a 52-24-52 LG CD RW. I am also planning on adding a Gainward 128mb 5600 ultra VC in the near future.
As for the cost, I already have it ordered. Got it from Tiger Direct. With rebates, paid about $225 incl S&H.
MB, CPU, fan, heat sink and 256 mb of memory was a one package deal for $99 with rebates. The additional 768 mb of memory was the heart of the cost.
Monster 00, thanks for the hint about the metal things on the bottom of the mb. My first and last mb installation was back in 1988 in the only computer I ever built. Things have changed quite a bit since then.
Any other comments and suggestions appreciated.