I am taking on the task of finding components that will last a good 4-5 years in my family's next machine. They only do lower end stuff...but you never know when they might try to load hl2 or something...haha. I want to go DOWN in price if at all possible to do so without sacrificing huge amounts of qaulity. I would like to go with socket 939, but there are only a handful of mobos to chose from, and they're all over $300+, so they're kind of out of the question, unless something drastic happens.
I know it's rough, but at least I'm giving it a shot. LOL! Haha!
P.S. You may be wondering at the absence of a vid card...in answer to that, I'm getting them to keep the crappy 128 we have and wait until prices go down on the Nvidia 6800's...