Originally posted by IV_Tear116
That looks like an excellent board to me mate. Room for some heavy duty expansion on there with the RAID controller and Serial ATA in addition to the standard IDE channels. Lots of nice extra features.
You can't fall off with ASUS boards anyway, they are the Rolls Royce of motherboards.
As for your XP disc, it depends. Is it a standard Windows XP disc or did it come in with a PC? If it came with a PC, the chances are it will only install on that model of PC. On the other hand if it's a standard disc not afilliated with any PC brands it should be fine. The way to check if you're not sure is to stick it in your disc drive and reboot your PC. You should get a message saying Press any key to boot from CD... and then it'll take you into a blue and white text (DOS) screen - you can do this safely without worry of wiping your PC, just take the CD out and reboot before it asks to where to install windows or asks about disc partitioning. If it does something different to this you'll need to get your mits on another copy. And make sure you get the CD Key to go with it. It's happened to me before where you get half way through installing Windows and it asks you for a CD Key and you either don't have one or the one you have is wrong!