My new toys arrived today.
That's one Lian-Li PC-60, one Chaintech VNF4/Ultra motherboard, and one Athlon64 3000+ CPU.
This machine is officially fast enough to scare me. I can play Doom3 at my monitor's native resolution (1680x1050) and the frame rate doesn't drop below 60fps even with baddies on the screen.
The only other goodies I need to complete this box are a couple of 400G SATA drives. The Hitachi model is only \$275 on NewEgg, which means that it's now possible to put over 1TB of storage into a box for under \$1000.
Holy shit life is good.