The drives are formatted, the chip devices updated, many programs installed--all is well. This really was too incredibly easy. All that's left is to install stuff from my external hard drive and move this all over to the main desk and connect the speakers and printer. The wireless on this Asus mother board is so good it zipped a document right to my printer on the other computer without me even connecting the external antennae!
Time to take some lysiene and eat and catch up on sleep; I'm feeling run down the last few days and need to be 100% by next weekend. Big 20 mile mtb ride coming up next Sunday that the club's doing at Rocky Hill Ranch.