YEAH MAYORREDBEARD!! You took my advice, it will not fail you!! Make sure you have thermal compound, good compound also!! Without it, KABOOM!! SIZZZLLEE!! No more CPU.... You MUST HAVE thermal compound. GL
Don't worry, when you get the parts, the MOBO is nForce3 Ultra, so it has unified drivers, so Internet wont be a problem at all. Just DL forceware off www.nVidia.com
for you MOBO. Easy as pie.
To reformat, just pop in your XP disk, and it will have an option to format and reinstall, do that, and wala, new drive!