Not all of the emachines are bad. Heck, recently I bought a parts one for $14.99, which still had a working board on it. It's the FIC K8M-800M. There is a BIOS update for it online. I flashed the bios and I come to notice that it has onboard SATA RAID!!!! The original emachines bios didn't have support of the controller, but after the flash, the bios now shows the option to enable/disable it. The controller is embedded into the VIA VT8237R southbridge.