Here's my first Intel system in 10 years.
...seen one, seen 'em all.
Asus P5B Deluxe Rev. 1.03G
Intel C2D E6600
Thermalright HR-01-775 w/ bolt-through kit
Patriot DDR2 800 / 4-4-4-12 / 2GB (PDC22G6400LLK)
eVGA 7900GT 256MB KO Superclocked w/ VF900-CU and fanmate2
Samsung SP2504C 250GB SATA
Samsung SH-S183L SATA DVD burner
Antec P150 / NeoHE 430
Case fan is a JMC 1225-12LB PWM using the Thermalright duct to cool the HR-01. The HR-01's base wasn't very flat so I did a quick lapping job
. When I've bothered to look, SpeedFan reports fan spinning at 640rpm.
Installed XP Pro SP2 without issue and flashed BIOS from 0507 to 1004 using the built in flash utility. This is a nice feature as I hate dealing with floppies and silly looking windows based flash utilities. The only BIOS settings I've changed were to set boot priority and the fan control to silent mode.
My TAT temps range from low 20's idle to 40 running Orthos blend.
So far my experience has been positive although there are some rough edges that need to be dealt with.
First, the NeoHE is making more noise than I think it should. The NeoHE in my other P150 loaded with an Opteron 175 at stock voltage with 4x512MB, two HDDs, two optical drives, and the 7900GT KO is much quieter, in fact it was quieter than the S12-380 I had in the Sonata it replaced. My Kill A Watt is currently reading 117W with boot up peaking at 150W.
I do have the S12-380 laying around but I will miss the NeoHE's modular cables and do not relish having to remove the the motherboard at the moment. I really wish Antec would use screws on the top to facilitate easy PSU swapping.
The JMC fan is relatively quiet but there is a slight rattling sound thats evident. However, at the moment it's not audible from my current seating position thanks to the noisy NeoHE.