So far I've only assembled the hardware : didn't have time to get the OS installed that happens tonight. spec is Asus TUSL2-C mobo PIII tualatin 1.13GHz 512M PC133 ram (pinched out of my other machine) Radeon VE 32M ( no fan on board) Audiophile 2496 seagate barracuda 40Gb ata100 7200RPM Liteon dvd drive Floppy ( shared with my other PC I'll use it and iinstall it as and when I need it) QuietPC PSU 300W silent drive HD drive enclosure ( unimpressive) Zalman flower heatsink and fan Viper desktop case ( does the job but its not very nice to be honest) The build itself was actually a piece of cake with the exception of the heatsink installation. The unit comes with two retaining clips which look identical. However I spent a good 40 minutes trying to clamp the thing to the processor during which time I had to prise the clamp out of the heatsink with the result that I found my index finger jammed in between the razor sharp blades: very nasty be careful. Using the other clamp I found it fitted in to the heatsink perfectly and attached it to the processor ( with a little bending of the clamp) in about 1 minute. turning it on what do you know the power light lights up and the fans start spinning and the speaker beeps it hasn't got an input device connected. Apart from the good news about the power light it is very very quiet: with the TV on in the background 10 feet away with the volume down really low I couldn't hear the PC at all and only the power light and the fans visibly spinning within the open case gave any indication it was powered up. So far so good. Software tonight : luckily my Theatertek disc arrived today so I'll no doubt spend the next few weeks trying to get all the bits talking the same langusge.