Finally decided on buying the motherboard that I'm keeping. ASROCK Conroe945G-DVI. Sweet board but no damn 1394 connection arghhh. Well anyways, it has 2 nicely spaced PCI slot away from the PCIE 16x and the PCIE 1x (which I'll never use) so I'll have my tuner card in one slot and currently a PCI 802.11g adapter.
Currently have an external 500gb drive connected via USB, I want to add a 1tb firewire to my system. Is it worth to go USB 802.11g adapter and buy a PCI 1934 adapter just for this purple?
Cheaper alternative would be buy a two 500gb sata drive and slap it in there along with the 300gb sata already there.