First they are many other MB that will do the job and cost less. C-net is running a course right now on how to build your own PC and one on building a MCE PC.
Since nic cards are cheep just get one that linux will see.
check out www.newegg.com for prices.
BTX MB and PSU are just starting to come out, but a 300W PSU for this P4 processor is lacking, should be a 400W or better.
In this price range you migth want to look at AMD64 processors also. John
I was reading over the post from the fellow who recommended building a box from scratch based upon an AMD CPU and it put me in mind of the fact that, in spite of the fact that I think I finally found all the parts to build the generic equivalent to a Gateway 825GM:
that there is still very much the possibility that no known form of Linux will be able to use the built-in network card on the Intel motherboard.
So, if we were trying to build a really excellent dual-boot box (which was my original intent but ended up having to give it up ultimately due to financial constraints), what would you all suggest?