I've learned much from all of you and now have need of some more input.
I'm putting together a pc that will run XP Pro w/SP2.
I plan on using a Core2 Duo. Maybe as high as E6750 to keep it from becoming obsolete before the end of the month.
I use cable broadband too.
The pc will be used mostly for home business, college courses-no intensive Photoshop or CAD-, music and surfing.
I don't see us doing much with games, if at all.
I would prefer at least 4 external USB, at least 2 external eSATA.
Graphics can be onboard or I can get a card.
I would prefer to not spend more than $150 for the MB.
I've read a whole bunch of reviews and reccomendations in this and other forums and am still a bit hesitant as to the best MB's to look at.
My most important requirement is reliability/stability.
I know that your experience is no guarantee that a board I buy would last, but I'm hoping some of you can share your experience with boards that fit my general requirements.