MoBo model GA-880GM-D2H (rev. 1.x). for now i have to make do with the os i have and this new pc wont ever be connected to the net.
It looks like it does have an IDE connector (shows you what i know...
) so just set your jumpers to primary and yes you will need to format your HD for new OS install - you always want to do that every time you get a new motherboard, CPU, etc.