Success!!!! Nforce Audio Works!!
Well after battling it out with my new compile of 2.6.3 kernel and not having audio for a while i have finally won the battle!!!! Been dying to get linux smooth on my new rig:
with a trick looking Thermaltake Lanfire XaserIII case.
It all pretty much came down to installing the correct versions of utilities and a reboot (damn i need to read more readme's).
Not too shabby for a 3 month old newbie user i think..btw, i've even got my apache server and ftp going. Now...for MySQL and PHP...argggh