[mythtv-users] motherboard just died, recommendations?

Steve 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
>> 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
> this should give you a start...
> http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=Property&Subcategory=280&Description=&Type=&N=100007627&IsNodeId=1&srchInDesc=&MinPrice=&MaxPrice=&PropertyCodeValue=705%3A9908&PropertyCodeValue=757%3A7619
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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