Any math geeks out there also copy-editing geeks?
I ran across this copy-editing aside in a PCWorld.com column. It's out of my league, as I know not the difference between a motherboard and a systemboard or whether there's a difference at all.
And in "Do You Need a New PC or Just a New Motherboard?" Kirk gives you some more of his hardware insights. He explains the importance of a systemboard's form factor of (something I didn't think about); talks about choosing the right CPU; and shows you how to figure out how many slots, ports, and connectors you ought to have.
Quick quiz: When's the only time you can use "motherboard" instead of "systemboard" at PC World? When the copy editor is dozing. [Note to Copy Editor: Keep snoozing.]