About the Abit AB9-Pro:
According to http://www.anandtech.com/showdoc.aspx?i=2799&p=1
"The new ICH8/R chipsets offer ten USB 2.0 ports, up to six 3GB/s SATA ports, Intel's new Quiet System Technology, and the removal of Parallel ATA support."
Does that mean no optical drive even tho newegg specs say:
"PATA 1 x ATA100 up to 2 Devices"
What about a floppy, will I be able to have one?
There is also a ICH8 Abit AB9: Here
I think the ASUS would be better IMO, since its a ICH8, and I don't need 9 hard drives.
The graphics card is for sure going to be: This one
I figure one card is good enough for me.