Since I don't plan on overclocking, the Asus A7N8X Deluxe seems to be the best choice. I will most likely go with that motherboard. Will that motherboard allow me to do whatever it is your talking about? On Monday I will have to make my decision on which motherboard to purchase. I'll be sending in the order on Monday. Please help me to make sure everything is solid. The Asus A7N8X Deluxe motherboard should be the best option for the hardware I've selected. I decided not to go with the PC3500 memory because these posts say that without overclocking no motherboard can run memory at that speed. The posts do say that the fastest any motherboard (including the Asus A7N8X Deluxe) can run memory at is PC3200 or DDR400. I had no idea I was required to do something in the BIOS in order to make this possible. I consider myself fortunate someone decided to mention it to me before it was too late. (I hate surprises.) Lets double check and make sure everything is solid; fully funtional and compatible. Please make recommendations. Here is the PC I have planned for purchase on Monday: CPU: AMD Athlon 2800+ = $600.00 Motherboard w/integrated soundstorm and nForce2 chipset: The Asus A7N8X Deluxe = $???.?? Memory: Two Corsair XMS PC3200 512RAM sticks = $???.?? Hard Drive: Western Digital 8MB cache 80GB = $139.99 Video Card: 128 GeForce4 Ti 4600 = $0.00 CPU Fans: Clear Fans/Black Fans (as many possible.) = $65.00 Case: AT827BKW ATOP = $90.00 ( http://www.a-top.com/827/827bkw.jpg ) O/S: Windows XP = $100.00 Other: Vantec Nexus Multi-Functional Panel = $38.00 Mouse & Keyboard: Bluetooth Wireless Keyboard and Mouse = $159.99 Speakers: ?????????????? = $ ???.??