I recently purchased a AMD 64 X2 3800 slot AM2 processor for my first new build. I also have my computer case with a 450watt PSU. I need firewire capability on the mobo since I'll be using this computer to edit and burn dvd's of old family vhs and 8mm tapes. Now I need advice on "which" mobo to buy......one that has IEEE 1394 input and slot AM2. My analog to digital device uses firewire input to the computer. I am not, nor do I intent to become, a gamer so don't let that be a concern. I'll use this computer to capture and editing video and do the usual web surfing. There is one other thing, I can't spent a lot of money on the mobo. I know I can buy nearly anything I want if I'm willing to spend the money, but I need to keep the cost below $150 if at all possible. I'd appreciate hearing your recommendations. Thanks to all who respond.