Thanks a lot for all your help.
No British friends had offered a helping hand.
I got in touch with arenapc folks and they succesfully charged my credit card..
They quoted me everything in USD, very convenient
Little bit on the expensive side, but as my wife says: "desire is worse than pain".
They should be able to take advantage of us, since we don't have any vendor in the USA.
So I should be getting it soon.
MB is ready:
CPU is ready :
Intel 2.4 Northwood 533FSB (I am an Intel guy. Intel offered me a job at some point. I politely declined, but still have warm feelings about the people who offer me a job
. Never happened with AMD).
HDD is ready
Seagate 300GB 16MB cache
HSF is ready:
Spire 9R272B1H3 RackSper lll All copper heatsink low profile 1U Rackmount
For Socket 478 Cooling. This guy is flat.
( let me know if there is a way to put 120 mm fan with the corresponding heatsink, I was not able to find any to fit. My favorite is Zalman, but it won't make it into this case).
Video card is ready:
ATI Radeon 9600 AGP non-SE 128 MB passive heatsink.
DVD is ready.
Pioneer DVR-K05 ("might" change it to simple Dell DVD, I don't need to use it as a burner)
RAM is ready.
Corsair value PC3200 2x512MB
19" LCD is ready.
USB 802.11g adapter is ready.
Only the case, please!
My total for everything, 19" LCD included, should be around $700.
As of PSU reqs, I posted link to the online PSU calculator somewhere on this forum. You might want to check it out. Wait, it's right here: http://www.extreme.outervision.com/index.jsp
I am getting 182W for 100% utilization, I "might" be able to run ffdshow on this system.
I'll let you know how it ends and maybe post some pictures if people from the Fifth Continent will keep their promise.