Haha, I thought this was dead, I passed both the new chip and board to the gf, and will be getting myself AMD Phenom II X4 965 and some DDR3 ram, and a 790FX or 980a based board. Both of which have 2 full PCI-E 2.0 X16 slots. Ultimately the gf will get most of the old stuff, except she'll keep the new board. Thanks though. And the upgrade for her was just building a Dual Core system, as her old P4 just wasn't hackin it anymore.