This system will actually be for my mother who has an eBay store which means loading pictures, etc. She also does web surfing plus Windows Office applications but as the tile says there certainly won't be any gaming or overclocking involved. I have been looking into AM2 boards simply because you can decent AM2 dual core chips at reasonable cost. I must admit I am less than impressed with the AM2 offerings but I am sure someone here can enlighten me otherwise. I am not adverse to Intel either, but I haven't kept with either the boards or chips until just recently thus I certainly could use direction. So there is no need for the cutting edge, just something good and solid for the years to come. Thanks and if you want to give your cpus suggestions as well I would cerataqinly appreciate it. Oh, yes, I am trying to keep this system between $500 - $700 which is not including the OS; she already has monitor, keyboard, and mouse.