I would read some reviews at newegg.com. The g41 and g43 chipset boards are reasonably priced, and most have 4 sata ports. But check carefully for an ide port for older hardrives, if you need it. Some boards have no ide ports at all. My hp came with an msi board, but I switched to an ecs board for 4 memory slots. I have used all the major brands; many are outsourced to another vender for manufacturing. So, I've noticed not much difference in quality. It's the bios adjustments that differ from brand to brand. Take a few minutes to download the board manual off the manufacturer's website, and see if it's easy to use. It could save you alot of headaches.