relentless, if you are going to buy a board, you will have to be lucky to get a good Socket A board. Your board right now is already very good. The next step up is going to be an ABIT NF7 which are impossibly hard to find. So i would advise you to pick up a nice Core 2 Duo system, something along the lines of E6400 and Gigabyte DS3/S3. And get some cheap RAM. If you dont have enough money, i would highly advise you to save up right now until you can get a new computer.