Well, the good news is that I do know how to put a computer together from scratch. Also, my 7800GT worked like a champ.
Bad news: x1800xt doa. Looks like a RMA jobby for Newegg. Also, the card is so huge, me thinks I'm just going to go with a 7900GT instead. Thoughts?
And ty all for the quick help. I am paranoid when building new rigs