I haven't been following the desktop scene lately, but I was looking at this motherboard AOpen I945Pa-PLF. But basically anything with PCI Express, SATA, and a fair amount of RAM. I'm hoping for 4gb but of course I don't expect anything like that. I do need a good video card as I will be using it for video editing. I also do web design and use Photoshop a fair amount. And not to leave audio out of the picture, I use audition too, so a great audio card would also be a bonus. So, uh.. as kick azzz as it can get.