I have worked with those boards u specified
those are fine but ditch the Foxconn 740: AM2 tech/mobo with HT Limitation when used with AM2+/AM3 chips and still on PCIex gen 1.0/1.1 not to mention far inferior IGP performance compared to the 1st 2 on the above list
Actually that Asus is 780LE or a 760G so if u relying on IGP for say HTPC duty the 760Gs have no UVD or Universal Video Decoder and have high % CPU utilisation when doing HD DVDs/Blu Ray and aren't recommended
OK, so we'll ditch the Fox 740, how would you rank the others. I kind of like the idea of 4 RAM slots, but it's not a deal breaker if it only has two if the price is right. I would probably stick with on board graphics for a while.
Any comments on the Foxconn 880 other than the bright colors and higher cost? Would you prefer the Asrock 880?