Any gotchas this combination?

If anyone knows of any problems with this combination, I'd be pleased to read about them before I spend the time and money.

CPU; AMD Athlon 64 3400+
CPU fan; Thermaltake Venus 7A1771
Mother board; Asus K8V Deluxe VIA K8T800 ATX
RAM; 2 x Kingston 512MB PC3200 DDR DIMM KVR400X64C3A512
Graphics; nVidia GeForce FX5200 128 MB RAM, don't need high end sound
Hard drive; Maxtor DiamondMax Plus 9 (160 GB) SATA
Optical drive: Samsung DVD/CD-RW or maybe Sony DRU510A
Floppy drive; Sony
Keyboard; Logitech 967224 cordless duo
Mouse; incl. above
Sound card; incl. on mother board, don't need high end sound
Case; No real idea! I want to accomodate the Antec True 480 and I like the idea of the slow quiet 2,000 rpm Antec 120 mm case fan
Power supply; Antec True480 (480 watts)
OS and apps; WXP Pro, or W2K3 server, Virtual server etc all from MSDN
Speakers; none
Monitor; ViewSonic E70f

If I am about to dig myself a technical grave or really waste money, please would someone warn me!

Dave
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  1. nVidia just released the nForce3 250, which should be a full generation ahead of current A64 boards. You should start seeing nForce3 250 boards in 1-2 weeks, but availability might be a bit tight.

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  2. Graphics; nVidia GeForce FX5200 128 MB RAM, don't need high end sound

    If you're gonna do any gaming, you'll prolly want a better vid card. I never hear anything good about it. It's too weak to deliver decent graphics/framerates.

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    Win98SE
  3. FX5200 is a horrible graphics card for gaming

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