O_ya the motherboard is antiquated.. http://usa.asus.com/products/mb/socket939/a8v-d/overview.htm It does use the Via K8T800pro chipset not the new T890, but give me a break. As for the FX-55.. You know what... I am not sure why I even bothered to respond (I guess I should not have). This is not a Dell, I did not just order it and wait 2 weeks for delivery. I have spent the last 6 months working on this thing, excuse me if some of the hardware is a few months old..