Well I just upgraded to a 1090t AMD hex core CPU, win7 64, and 8 gig of ram so I guess I'm safe from that one
Still getting all my stuff loaded back in and making sure all my drivers and hardware are working. New board has 0 IDE ports, 0 floppy ports, and 7 SATA ports that all support SATA 6mbs or whatever the latest version is, and some USB 3 ports, no serial ports either.
Lucky I have a few IDE to SATA adapters lying around or I'd have to retire my trusty 1655 and my LGh22n burners. I also got a ATI 4870x2 to replace the 3870x2 I've been running for a year or so
Sometimes staying a generation back saves you money and headaches and is still plenty damned fast.