^ just leading him to the newegg reviews - might help him make a decision
here's the link for the ASUS M4A78L-M AM3/AM2+/AM2 AMD 760G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
agreed NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE on the MSI does suck, well so does any other on-board graphics. It'll last you if only intend to do just word docs and surf the web. If you plan on games a decent gpu will be quick solution.
and ram slots (up to 4gb ram only)
correction though up to 8gb.
and looking forward. the way the pc industry is right now its usually wise to go above the most budget-level products since tech tends to get obsolete really quick. DDR2 right now is the standard. it wont take long for DDR3 to take its spot.
Getting an AM3 ready mobo as compared to AM2 means you can upgrade to phenom (4core) once your budget permits.
Hope it helps