Gee- loads of stuff to think about here! Good to hear a range of opinions though.
Where the motherboard is concerned I have been looking for a few on this site...
With cost in mind I thought about an few different boards. About £85 is the price I am willing to pay but as always if I can pay less and get a good board all the better. I have no intention of getting SLI at all.
How about these boards
MSI K8N Neo4 Platinum nForce4 Ultra (Socket 939) PCI-Express Motherboard
Gigabyte K8NF-9 nForce4 (Socket 939) PCI Express Motherboard
My feeling is that I might as well get the giga-byte board as it is cheaper and is a make I have had before