I did look at Zotac, but I did not see one that has more then one serial port. The MSI board has 5!!!!!!!!!!!! So one would be a spare for me.
PS: for Tbird... When I did research on my future board I noticed that every last board that has a DVI port is usually DVI-D. Couldnt find one that wasnt Digital. They are gearing all these boards to HDTVs. They are not taking us carpc people into account.