I am building a box for a friend that is completely non technical. I am using a AMD 64 3000+ (Venice). The requirements: rock steady stable AGP 4 PCI 3 dimm slots SATA Preferably passive cooling on the northbridge (this will be a very quiet system) I'm usually in love with the nforce platform, but it seems there aren't a lot nforce 3 250 boards left out there to choose from. I will go the Via route if it means stability, but got burned with VIA in the past. I would like the board to be <$100 as I'm working on a budget. And on a side note: I've often bought things refurb off of newegg and have never had a problems. Has anyone ever bought a mobo off newegg? If so, what did it actually come with for accesories? They say you will just get the board, some people have said you'll generally get everything, usually missing a driver cd or some crap.