I need some new hard drives. Partly because one has completely failed and partly because I need more storage space. Because the price difference is negligible I've bought a pair of SATA 2 hard drives even though my motherboard will only run them at ATA-150 instead of ATA-300. But then I started looking for a new motherboard to see if I could easily swap my Asus P4P800-E Deluxe for a similar board, just a more recent model that supports SATA 2. The simple answer is, no. I can't find a board that supports SATA 2 without it being a different socket to my P4 478 (meaning I'll need a new CPU), with PCI-E ports (meaning I'll need a new graphics card) and DDR2 slots (meaning I'll need new RAM) and, for some strange reason, lacking firewire ports (meaning I won't be able to connect my camcorder and do the video editing that I bought the nice, spacious, fast, new hard drives for). So what gives? Admittedly I've pretty much limited my search to Asus motherboards, because I've got one at the moment and have been totally satisified with it and would like to stick with them if possible, but I would like to find a new board that will allow me to upgrade to SATA2 without having to buy all new components. I suppose I wouldn't mind switching to P4 socket 775, but I'd still need new graphics and RAM and be without firewire. Can anyone recommend a decent board for me?