I got my new motherboard... I'm getting ready to install it and then Windows 7. I've backed up everything I want to save on to my 1TB external. Bookmarks, pictures, music, videos, Steam (A server for my games) and a bunch of other misc. stuff. I even went through and saved all my forum passwords and updated them as applicable. Many of them I've been able to get into simply because they were saved into my cookies... and most of those passwords I had long forgot. So I did all that. I feel like I've backed up everything and I am ready to do this...
I'll have my laptop as a guide as I'm doing this... wish me luck. Hopefully sometime tonight I'll be up and running again if all goes right
Wish me luck!