Most of the onboard sound nowadays is good - not sure if sound storm is still floating around though...will have to look that one up.
About the only board that FULLY supports AGP and PCIe is the Asrock that I linked above. There are s939 AGP boards, but the option for future PCIe is a true consideration. Do you have an AGP card that you're thinking about throwing in there? If you're buying a vid card, then go ahead and get PCIe...
i do not have a vid card currently. man, am i out of the loop..... can i post what im looking at and will you let me know if its ok?
he wants to keep it ~$600