Okay, I'm fairly certain my next upgrade will be to an Athlon XP, probably the 1600+ model. I don't have much time to do extensive research at the moment, so basically, what do you all think the best motherboard would be?
It is in your best interest to keep waiting then. In this 3 to 4 weeks retailers should have the new ASUS(w/ Via KT266A) and NForce mobos in stock, and hopefully some good reviews on the production mobos(not pre-production mules). If I were you, I would keep a open mind, buy everything at the same time, and don't look back. This way later, when people ask you why you got that, you can honestly say: I thought I made the best decision with the information that I had at that time. Don't worry after you buy anything, they will always be faster, more reliable and cheaper products in the future. Good Luck.
P.S. For kicks, I just got a EPoX 8KHA+(KT266A), Athlon XP 1700+, 2x 256mb OCZ PC2400 DDR, Gainward GeForce3 Ti 200, and I am building it right now.