- PCI-E 16X
- DDR2 support
- Small form factor
- Built-in card reader
- LightScribe DVD
- Antec Aria case
- Asus M2NPV-VM motherboard
- Sony DWQ-120A 16X Super All-Write DVD±RW
- AMD Athlon 64 3500+ (Orleans)
- 2GB DDR2-533 RAM
- Windows XP Professional 64-bit
The Asus M2NPV-VM has 4 SATA2 ports, the most I found on any micro-ATX motherboard, and has pretty much everything built in: geForce graphics, gigabit Ethernet, 7.1 audio, support for up to DDR2-800, and support for Athlon FX2 CPU's. I started out mid-level and now I have a lot of headroom to upgrade into.
I purchased everything here except the Antec Aria case from Mwave.com. They have fair prices, an excellent selection, and are extremely easy to do business with. I have been ordering from them for years and never had any problems. The Aria is an older case and relatively hard to find. I got mine from eBay for about $60, not including shipping.