Well, compared to most of the rest of the builds here, this is not going to be anything special. I'm making only minor non-cosmetic mods to the case and I'm not overclocking right away. I'm building a living room computer that will replace both my currect HTPC and a 10 year old file server that started life as a PII. I also want to be able to play games on my flat panel tv. AND... I want to try to get the kind of longevity out of this pc that I got out of my old file server and workstation (that is also being retired as a result of this build). So the requirements for this pc are (nearly) always on, ability to house ALOT of drives, and play some games - all without raising the tempreture of my living room 10 degrees and sounding like a wind tunnel. Of course, I blew right through most of these requirements and wound up going with a Core i7 950 with a GTX Coop Hydro Copper... But that'll be explained later.