Many thanks folk.
I have been using Compiz as a 'standard' to see how well this new mobo performs, hence the question.
I did notice Cairo in the repositories and looked for Ecomorph whilst i was there.
I will certainly look in the Hints and Tips section Agust, it's not a place i frequent very often as my technical abilities are
mostly limited to shooting off in the wrong direction
I will try to find some space for a disk install and give it a more thorough try-out incorporating your suggestions, the heads up will be
very useful, especially now i know to avoid the compiz route.