Irony at it's best. I've been battling bringing any and all PC parts I have on hand back on line just to see if they still function. Each and every uAbit board just stares at me. With one I might
get to the BIOS, but on the next reboot I'm back to ground zero. It's just a shame because I've been just a fan of Abit since I got into computers. The old 90's/early 2000 stuff still fires up, but anything after 2004 is now pure junk.
What's even more weird is that I had 2 of these Abit builds up and running, gave them to friends, then they just came back with "Just no worth the hassle". Same box I built and found stable came back and I can't even fire the thing up. And have you checked uAbit's site? Yup...time for a build.
You no longer want XP. You just don't. If you don't have a touchscreen display you also just don't want Win8. Win7-64 OEM is $140 almost everywhere all the time and should be added into the cost of the build.
With what you're coming from you really might be amazed at what a $900 build will offer you (SSD and all), and can be in a build smaller than a shoe box. Sure, the best card I can find that fits in the build I'm thinking of is an AMD 7750, but should open your mind about what's possible now for the money. You really don't need best of the best hardware and can honestly look toward Micro-ATX builds for about $1,500 and stuff it in a TJ08-E
You can't salvage the board, and NO raptors! Not when SSD's like OCZ's Vector or Samsung 840 120G drives are $120 shipped. 2TB WD Reds are about $140. GTX660 Ti's can be seen for about $280. SeaSonic X Gold is on sale (today only, see "Deals" section) at $130+$20 MIR. Once you figure in a decent i5/i3 and a mATX board...you're into 2013 finally without breaking the bank and in a much smaller (and very capable) mATX case.
Just getting up to date will be the best reward and may not find a single fault with it. If you do, you can still SLI/Crossfire, OC anything in there with the correct motherboard, or move up to a 27" display. The options aren't limited and much to play with in the newegg wish list.