Thought I'd post an update:
GPU arrived on tuesday, and hooray! everything works! PC is now up and running, and I've spend what time I've had over the last few days downloading all the programs I need, reflashed the BIOS, ran 3dMark06 (9600 odd. about what you'd expect, stock), and generally drooled over the graphics in Bioshock demo (woo.. freeky game
), Oblivion and X3. What is wonderful, is with my humble 1280x1024 LCD, I can run everything at full specs, and I have not once encountered anything that could remotely be considered slow down.
In fact, its so good, I'm not even sure if its worth overclocking anything! I might just wait until I find I actually need that extra performance hit!
The one thing I am missing is a DVD player... I have a copy of PowerDVD somewhere, but am still yet to find it. Is there a good program that I can download for free?
Anyways, thanks yall for all the help! muchly appreciated!