I wanted a computer upgrade for Christmas, but I have a Socket 754 processor with an AGP slot. This looked like trouble; I'd either have to get an AGP board and buy another board with PCI-E later, or buy the motherboard and video card at once (so I thought). I wasn't ready to spring $600-$800 to get all the upgrades, but I wanted a decent board without a crazy chipset I'd never heard of. I've been a little skeptical of chipsets that stray outside the realm of NForce or VIA, but I have carefully researched the ASRock 939 Dual SATA2 and found it to be a hidden gold nugget from what people are saying about it. There are a few notices of shoddy workmanship, but nothing an RMA can't fix. We'll see... Sometime next week, I'll be getting my 3700+ San Diego and this board. Can't wait to try it out!