Ok, it's slowly being put together.
Some updates on stats.
P4 2.4b at 146fsb stock voltage - anything higher kills onboard audio.
As of now, only 256 Crucial DDR PC2100 - but that will change.
WD 40BB 40 GB IDE HD - once again, will change.
Now, the crowning bit of happiness, I found the Sony DRU-500A at the local Best Buy, for a reasonable price. Best part is the faceplate on the sony is a 'brushed metal' look, so it blends in very nicely ( except for the beige outter ring )
ATI 8500 - Retail ( at 149 fsb I get 10k 3dmarks, not terrible ) ( Hopefully soon to change with a 9500Pro )
There are still a few issues I'd like solved with it, such as lack of PCI divisor most importantly, but its looking good.