Hello, I'm new here, and it's the first time I've signed up to a hardware related forum so please excuse me if I come across lost at times! At the moment I've got no choice but to upgrade my motherboard, I think it's been faulty from the get go because I've had endless problems with PSUs and various other equipment. At the moment I have the Gigabyte S-Series with the older type of the Nvidia chipset (580a I think?). I'm not an overclocker, however I am interested in doing so once I learn some more about it. My other equipment is; AMD Athlon 6400+ X2 Black Edition (3.2Ghz) Hiper type-R2 680Watt PSU (5th one, this one being less powerful but it works?) ASUS Nvidia 8800GTX Reaper Module 8GB DDR2 (1066Mhz) I've been undecided between two motherboard at the moment, reviews on both are somewhat equal but sometimes reflecting good/bad points about both so it really doesn't help me select which one. They are 'Foxconn Destroyer' and the 'Asus crosshair 2'. I have wanted the Foxconn for longer however a friend that works as a PC engineer suggested the Asus however I wasn't sure and would like to have some views from other people before I spend quite a large amount of money. So which is best for me? - I would be thankful any views/thoughts and suggestions. (edit)I'd better tell you what I generally use my computer for; I'm a game programmer, and web designer. I do a lot of 3D Rendering and photo shopping. I also like to play games such as COD5 and Crysis. Not to mention powerful train simulators that I program for.