Mobo - I honestly do not know. I was looking at AM3/AM3+ (don't know enough about either). I need it to support my 5.1 Logitech speakers, and the processor / video card obviously. I guess have at the very least 4 usb ports on the back if possible as my current MS-7327 does.
Thanks for looking this over I really appreciate any time spent in giving advice or comments in general. Basically I'm going to drop my harddrive into the above, which obviously would be better going brand new, but I can upgrade that easily enough later. Re-installing OS takes a bit of time which at the moment I'm feeling kind of lazy about.