your prices are a bit off para[android],
I can find your RAM you purchased 2*512MB DDR2 PC4200 (533) for under $200
925XE boaro for $160
Floppy is maybe $5 from my local comp shop, sometimes $3 on sale
Fans are not $45 unless you are buying like 6-8 of them or they are LED's or crazy overpriced. I can get 4 fans for less than $10 from www.xoxide.com
and they are LED and cool looking. they sell for $1.49 each.
I'm not gonna comment on your computer at all, you don;t want to hear it and i don't want to type it. Bt an avid computer builder like yourself should know a little price unting could easily save you a couple hundred bucks. $1000 is an overstatement i agree. I realize you work and travel, no time to tinker with a custom computer. a manufactured computer was probably in your best interest, you got somewhat of a discount...looks liek an OK deal to me.