[mythtv-users] motherboard just died, recommendations?
stevemyth at priorityelectronics.com
Wed Dec 22 22:02:34 UTC 2010
On 12/22/2010 10:30 AM, Steven Adeff wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 22, 2010 at 1:13 PM, Steve
> <stevemyth at priorityelectronics.com> wrote:
>> Hello all, my combined backend/frontend motherboard just died.
>> It was a Gigabyte GA-945GZM-S2
>> I would like to get a new board but keep my same cpu and ram (e4300 intel
>> core 2 duo and 2x1GB pc5300) so as to save some money.
>> I only had the board for 3 years, so that kinda stinks.
>> So can anyone in the myth community recommend to me a micro atx intel 775
>> board that can do 800mhz bus speed for my slow core 2 duo for under $75 that
>> also has 2 pci slots and can house my nvidia 9500gt which on my old board
>> covered the 3rd pci slot, making it useless? I have seen plenty of boards
>> that put the pci express slot too close to the pci slots, and i need 2
>> usable slots.
>> I am hoping to get a good quality board and something that will last me a
>> while. Also, the old board had pins on it for an optical out plug and I have
>> that plug. So optical out or coaxial digital audio out is a must (either one
>> is fine). If it's not built into the board, then something that can use an
>> addon connector would be fine too.
>> Thanks for any recommendations
> this should give you a start...
I did find an asrock motherboard
Never used them before, are they any good? This looks like it fills all
my requirements except for the sound issue, and i hate onboard sound due
to the noise it usually causes, but i don't have many choices if i want
to keep this cheap.
Also, it says pci express x4 and i have a 9500gt card. Will it work?
Any other thoughts?
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