thank you everyone
! My kid will be thrilled. For him it'll be almost like a new computer.
I just got the antec 900 and realized that that stupid gateway mobo is a BTX. LOL so that's why I needed the new mobo. I am learning...
one more question...so if the memory isn't an issue...this one would work too?
Newegg.com - MSI P45 Platinum LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards
I am thinking that he would want a second graphic card within the year...so MAYBE 2 PCI express slots would be nice to have. also.. he got another cheap card he could use as a physic card.
Not really all necessary...especially because this is an older processor...but would nice I guess.
never mind fbs is different. i think i'll go with the gigabyte. looks like the asus has some sata issues.
[if i can believe the newegg reviews] I am just gonna forget about the second PCI.