[mythtv-users] OT: Recommendations for a mATX socket939 motherboard (LC11M case)
knowledgejunkie at gmail.com
Wed Mar 15 00:10:14 UTC 2006
Can anyone kindly suggest a fully supported (onboard networking, SPDIF
audio, video, SATA support for hard drives) microATX motherboard for
an AMD A64 (939pin) CPU? OS will likely be FC4 or FC5 (need to be able
to boot from SATA disk).
Onboard PCIe x16 is an option because there is a riser available for
the case, allowing 1 PCIe x16 video card and 2 regular PCI cards, but
well supported onboard video is equally welcomed. DVI out (to connect
to a LCD TV via HDMI) is the planned video output method, but this may
mean using a spearate PCIe video card instead as the inclusion of DVI
on a mATX doesn't seem too common.
My friend has changed his mind about the case and opted to use a
smaller (although same width and depth) Silverstone LC11 case (instead
of the LC16) which is mATX-based and uses a riser card for
PCI/AGP/PCIe (PCIe is optional).
First idea was to use an Asus A8N-VM CSM motherboard, but support for
it (esp audio) looks to be flaky at the moment, and the SPDIF bracket
is extra. It does however have DVI output, but checking the NVidia
site the 6150 chip is not on their supported list yet (plus it is
recommended to use the older driver for Myth) but it appears via
Googlage that it works in the 8xxx series drivers.
I've also thought about using a mATX/Pentium-M combo, but this will
likely turn out more expensive. Any experience of going this route
will also be warmly received. (e.g. Asus mobo plus adapter)
Sadly the Aopen i915GMm-HFS is not compatible with the case, but looks
like a potentially great MythTV board:
Only other requirements are 2 PCI slots next to the AGP/PCIe x16 slot
for DVB cards. A serial port may be useful in the future for use with
an IR blaser.
Thanks for any input
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