Hey techspot :'D. I haven't posted in what seems like years xD . I think I was active about 3 years ago. Anyway, hello all members that I failed to meet in those years and welcome to my upgrade help thread ^___^ . Anyway, I'm off to college in late August, and I've decided that, to go with my new monitor and printer upgrade, I'm gonna upgrade my motherboard and possible my video card. The problem? I seem to have fallen out of line with the latest computer news (I'm going to be a psych major, and I don't deal with computers as much as I used to), so I have no idea what I should get. I do want to stick with my AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ monitor and my 4gb DDR2 memory, but I have no freaking clue what motherboard I should get. I hear there's such thing as PCIe 2.0, so that sounds good, no? Also, I'm not looking for something that max's out games or whatnot, I mainly use this computer for PHP Programming and some gaming so I don't need something that is top of the line. My budget, for both the video card and the motherboard is about $350. I think I can scrape that much from the graduation checks/cheques I got . Anyway, I thank anyone in advance who is able to offer me advice, and help me setup a rig that will run stellar ^^ .