I would appreciate hearing any recommendations for a new motherboard. I'm thinking of a Duron Socket A CPU and using PC 133 SDRAM memory (don't wanna spend $$$ on DDR RAM). I might tinker with some light overclocking after I get the system working OK (OK, Larry, I know you don't approve of that).
I have friends who have the ABIT KT7 w/ and w/o RAID. But I don't need the extra drive controller, and I only have one ATA 100 drive anyway. I prefer stability/compatibility to power performance and for that reason, I was looking at the Soyo SY-K7VTA Pro. Also, price is a factor. The Soyo also has more room around the CPU socket for ease of installation and fitting in larger heatsinks.
I don't play games or do much 3D work although my son is into internet gaming (Half Life & Starcraft). It would just be an all around machine for some gaming, internet browsing, general windows applications, etc.
Appreciate hearing any recommendations.