Well after 2 weeks of painful review reading and asking questions, I ordered it.
I want to thank the people who helped answer my questions and great advice.
Final spec of the system I ordered are:
EPOX EP-9NPA3ULTRA NF4U
AMD OPTERON 165
MEM 1Gx2|GSKL F1-3200PHU2-2GBNS
VGA EVGA GF 7800GT 256-P2-N516
HD 160G|ST 7K 8M SATA2 ST3160812AS
CPU THERM PAS|ARCTIC Ceramique
Total with shipping = $984.65
I will be reusing my 430W Truepower Antec (20pin) and SOHO II case. I should be able to run this board without a 24pin connector right?
Now it's going to be killer waiting for this to come! Hopefully it will come Monday on my day off.
I am assuming I should see QUITE a big difference in performance compared to my current setup.
AMD XP 2500+
768 PC 3200 XMS
2x 20gig PATA 5200rpm Maxtor drives
Again, thanks for the help!