Just a comment. Your list didn't include the power supply. Too many use 350 Watt power supplies and have nothing but trouble. Or the supply is less than new.
Your post is not unlike the usual and it may be best that you learn about power before you buy another board.
After trying everything i could think of it seems there is no hope for the motherboard i just bought. It's junk. It was a PC Chips M811. What I'd like to ask all of you now is, since Im obviously not going to buy another PC Chips part, what do you think is the best bet for this configuration:
AMD Duron 1.3
256 DDR Ram
ATI radeon 9200 SE 128
A creative 128 Sound Card (ct4750)
one 40 GB HD
Now, I'd like an onboard NIC but thats not essential.
Im looking for a QUALITY board and a (reputable) online dealer since the only places in my town are outrageously pricey. Im willing to spend on this provided its going to last for the life of the computer. If anyone can point me to a site with the info i need (i've googled extensively over these last 3 days and had no luck) or provide any information whatever, I'd be eternally grateful.
Thanks in advace,