I need to buy a new mobo pretty quickly since mine is on it's last legs. Remainder of system comprises: Athlon XP2500+ Barton Creative Audigy (the original version) nVidia GeForce4 MX440 512 DDR SDRAM The expiring mobo is an AS Rock K7S8X rev 3. First a RAM slot fell over, and now 2 PCI slots have died. Time for a newbie, I think. I don't have a great deal to spend, since I took you guys advice and bought a thoroughly decent graphix card for my bro! Question is, should I go for a newer AS Rock, or try another brew entirely? At some point I will be upgrading the graphix card, and the sound card. I will also be adding more RAM when I can afford it. I don't game, but I do like listening to good quality sounds. Basically this mobo is not going to be stretched to the limit. I am UK based. So, guys, any suggestions as to where I might begin to look? Many thanks in advance!