Guys - thanks to all of your great help and direction I purchased the following system from newegg:
MB DFI|NF4 LANPARTY nF4 SLI-DR RT - Retail (Qty=1,Price=$198.00)
CPU AMD 64 |4000+ ATHLON 64 939P RT - Retail (Qty=1,Price=$368.00)
OCZ DUAL 2G(1Gx2) DDR 400 RT - Retail (Qty=2,Price=$539.90)
FD 1.44MB|SONY MPF920 Black % - OEM (Qty=1,Price=$11.00)
HD 74GB|WD 10,000RPM 8MB WD740GD % - OEM (Qty=1,Price=$183.00)
HD250G|ST 7200 8M SATA ST3250823AS% - OEM (Qty=2,Price=$224.00)
KB IDEAZON|ZBOARD GAMING KEYBOARD - Retail (Qty=1,Price=$43.00)
CDRW/DVD CMB SONY CRX320EE/B2S BLK - OEM (Qty=1,Price=$31.00)
DVD+/-RW 16X SONY DWQ28A SW OEM - OEM (Qty=1,Price=$39.99)
CD MS|WIN XP PRO w/SP2 % - OEM (Qty=1,Price=$141.95)
CABLE Y|POWER SPLITTER 5-1/4 - OEM (Qty=1,Price=$0.00)
MNTR VWSNC|19"LCD 8msDVI VP191B - Retail (Qty=1,Price=$439.99)
VGA EVGA|GF 7800GTX 256-P2-N529-AX - Retail (Qty=1,Price=$579.00)
PS PC PWR & CLG | 510 SLI-PFC RET - Retail (Qty=1,Price=$229.00)
TOOL ACC|ANTI-STATIC F8E093 BELKIN - Retail (Qty=1,Price=$5.99)
CASE LIANLI|PC-60BPlus RT - Retail (Qty=1,Price=$129.00)
Last night I spent about 4 hours starting the build!! What a task. The manuals don't seem to be that helpful. I got the power supply in the case - mounted the mother board - installed the memory - installed the CPU - mounted 1 of my DVD drives - mounted the third hard drives and installed the video card. However I am clueless as to what I have to do as far as jumpers and settings on the motherboard.
I hooked up the 24 pin from the power supply to the motherboard. Does the power supply hook up to the mother board anywhere else? How do I know what jumper settings to use on the motherboard? For example the owners manual mentions jumper settings based on the power supply with jumpers for 5V and 5VSB for PS/2 and USB Power -- this is greek to me. What do I choose? Here is the link to my power supply -
What do the jumpers for S/PDIF-out settings do? One option is S/PDIF-out via ALC850 and one is S/PDIF-out via nForce4 (Greek to me).
Sorry for the questions guys but this motherboard stuff seems really confusing!