Speaking on behalf of myself and not MPC...
The P5AD2 is the most feature rich, performance oriented board available (at least until nForce4 hits), which is why you saw an Intel mobo instead of an AMD one. On the CPU front, it gets no better than an FX-55. The best mobo you could couple the FX chip with is, IMO, the MSI K8N Neo2 Platinum.
And please don't put any more filler articles about how a cpu is made in my magazine, it's just plain boring!
I really disagree with this. Two of the most interesting articles that stand out to me are the the above mentioned and the one awhile back on the intricities of the internals of a hard drive. These kinds of articles are awesome reads for any PC enthusiast, as the technology is just mind boggling. I'd actually like to see more of this.
And on a side note, welcome to the forum stoney.