It might sound odd with nForce and the other high powered, bling-full chipsets on the market, but have you considered a VIA based board lately?  Elsewhere on the forums, a member ponders the difficult of having a dual boot machine and a virus on at least one of the OSs.  In the ASUS forum, there is a thread talking about how to get a troublesome A8V Deluxe to recognize a 4th stick of RAM, and also some hints on gently overvolting RAM.   When you are feeling ambitious, you can check out this thread offering great tips on resources to help you build your own Linux distro.  It is also getting close to election time in the US, and The Lightning Round is already picking sides

Make sure to drop by the Trading Post before you leave, no trip to the PC Perspective forums is complete without it.