I haven't been well lately so I apologize if this is sort of a duplicate post. I have a nice desktop case that has an older MSI board that will NOT take any more than 2 gigabytes of ram if this wasn't so I would use the board.. The 2x2 gb arrangement didn't exist when the MSI was made so I'm looking for another board. I don't want any proprietary boards. No Dells, HPs not even an Intel, I can't afford new stuff so I'd like 2 or 3 sata sockets and YES, 3 IDE sockets. Dual core is fine. You're opinion counts.