[mythtv-users] motherboard just died, recommendations?
stevemyth at priorityelectronics.com
Wed Dec 22 18:13:24 UTC 2010
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
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