My old Samsung 27" monitor died 2 days ago. XP started acting wierdly, up/down/r/l & scroll bar stopped working via using the mouse, then just the opposite! Getting nervous now! Turned off then on again, Desktop flashed on for an instant, then black screen over & over & over! Connected to my newer Acer 27", works fine now. Tried swapping power supply, not that, definitly the monitor.\nWhich brings up this post.\nI went to Costco[B]© to [/B]see about getting a new monitor. They have a 27" curved samsung, but I didnt want to spend that much $$\nThen the guy working there got their 'holiday discount catalog/flyer & it had the "same as what I am staring at right now" monitor, (costco # 1744831) Acer 27", .99 after .00 off. one hundred bucks for a decent screen! I bought two!! On-line only, if you have costco card or a friend with one. Deal ends Nov 27th, I think.\n\nAnother thing, I have periodically searched for two mobo's, mainly on ebay. Found one at least 15 yrs old, but it was BRAND NEW!! inc. pristene disk/manual/cables/rear plate/original box/sealed mobo, SCORE!!\n\nFWIW: If you want a particular mobo, Do NOT give up searching!