[mythtv-users] Motherboard Recommendation needed

Duncan Brown mythtv at duncb.co.uk
Mon Jul 28 22:25:39 UTC 2008


John Drescher wrote:
> On Sat, Jul 19, 2008 at 10:15 AM, Duncan Brown <mythtv at duncb.co.uk> wrote:
>   
>> Hi Guys
>>
>> I'm looking to upgrade my rather old myth box, and am getting very tired
>> and frustrated trying to find a suitable motherboard!
>>
>> I'm not bothered whether I go for an intel or amd processor.
>>
>> The specs I am looking for are:
>>
>>    * Onboard graphics good enough for HD - guess that means an nVidia
>>      chipset?
>>    * 3 PCI slots - this is the most important bit, and the hardest to
>>      find it seems
>>
>> If anyone has any recommendations I'd be very grateful, I really need
>> the 3 PCI slots minimum for all my tuner cards
>>
>>     
> ASUS M3N78 PRO AM2+/AM2 NVIDIA GeForce 8300 HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard -
> Retail $104.99
> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131320
>
> Pair that with a
> AMD Athlon 64 X2 5800+ Brisbane 3.0GHz 2 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM2
> 89W Dual-Core Processor - OEM
> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103274 $95.00
>
> And a
> ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 64 Pro 92mm CPU Cooler - Retail  $25.99
> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835185125
>
> John
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Hi John

I just got hold of the motherboard you recommended. Do you actually own 
this board yourself? If so, what drivers are you using for the sata 
controller?

thanks

Duncan



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