So I'm beginning to clean up some of the computers that I have received across the years from repairing / upgrades as I have amassed a small collection. I am wondering though as I have never really understood what it is that makes a board great? Is it the chipset, CPU support, pretty colour pcb, combination of the above? I've seen shane in particular post a number of boards of late and besides some having pretty coloured pcb's I don't really know of their appeal. So I don't get rid of something useful I am keen to learn what makes a motherboard great and if there's any decent ones I have spare then put them up for grabs. Come across a lot of low end socket 478 boards with Celeron's but have poor support for P4's so to me they seem junk.