[mythtv-users] motherboard just died, recommendations?

Mark Knecht markknecht at gmail.com
Wed Dec 22 18:25:12 UTC 2010

On Wed, Dec 22, 2010 at 10:13 AM, Steve
<stevemyth at priorityelectronics.com> wrote:
> Hello all, my combined backend/frontend motherboard just died.
> It was a Gigabyte GA-945GZM-S2
> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128033
> 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
> -Steve
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Not exactly cheap, but less than a new MB, processor and RAM.

Hope this helps,

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