The motherboard is a
EVGA nForce 680i SE SLI (TR Version) Motherboard - NVIDIA, Socket 775
Form Factor: ATX
Processor Interface: Socket 775
Front Side Bus: 1333MHz, 1066MHz
Northbridge: NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI SE
Number of Slots: 4
PCI Slots: 2
PCI Express X1 Slots: 2
PCI Express X16 Slots: 2
(Although I brought it somewhere else, the data was collected from TigerDirect.
Also, there's a youtube video of the board by TigerDirect. It is embedded on the site)
Else I got:
Intel Core 2 Duo 2.2GHz
2064MB PC-6200 RAM
Planning to install Ubuntu until I have enough to buy XP/Vista.
As for the gpu, I'm a casual gamer, therefore it doesn't really need to play the latest game (enough to play games from the last few years is fine). However, I want to do some video and photo editing on my spare time.
On the other hand, I want a card that doesn't cost too much (around $100 or less.