Hi, could someone please advise on upgrading my PC. My present PC specs are: AMD Athlon XP 2400+ 1GB PC2100 RAM 2 x 120GB Hard Drives (IDE) Pioneer DVD RW DVR-108 (IDE) LG HL-DT-ST DVD RAM GH 22LP20 Lightscribe (IDE) STD Floppy Drive NVIDA GeForce FX 5900XT (Ultra 1100XT Golden Sample) (AGP or PCI socket) SoundBlaster Live (PCI) WinTV PVR 250 (for recording from VHS video) (PCI) 4 x USB Card (PCI) Win XP Pro New (unopened) Win Power 450W PSU. I would like to upgrade motherboard, cpu and ram to utilize an AMD dual core or greater. My main PC uses are Photoshop, Autocad, Sonar Audio Recording. A faster machine would be of greater benefit. However, I want to re-use my existing hardware, with possibly the exception of the graphics card if I could get a motherboard with built-in graphics. I am not a gamer! As noted, all the hardware is IDE and PCI, and modern motherboards usually only cater for 1 IDE drive socket and 2 PCI card sockets. I start looking at motherboards and slowly get motherboard blindness and lose interest - probably due to my age (61). Can anyone please recommend a suitable motherboard and cpu for my requirements - I don't really want to go to very top of the range prices? Are adaptors available to connect SATA cables to IDE devices? If so, could I connect 2 IDE devices to one adaptor, or would I need 2 adaptors? Have I missed anything? Any advice would be extremely appreciated. Thank you.