The Best socket 478 I owned ( and i had one for 3 years) were the intel boards. I finally just bought an AMD setup and am selling my 2.53 CPU and DB865PERL on ebay. Its in perfect condition and will be a cheap way for you to get back on your feet. It is worth $120 when I bought it abought 5 months ago. Ill sell it to you for $60 through paypal or you can just bid on it.