[mythtv-users] motherboard just died, recommendations?

Steven Adeff adeffs.mythtv at gmail.com
Wed Dec 22 22:08:38 UTC 2010

On Wed, Dec 22, 2010 at 5:02 PM, Steve
<stevemyth at priorityelectronics.com> wrote:
> 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
> http://cgi.ebay.com/ASRock-775i945GZ-Core2-Duo-Motherboard-w-Video-PCi-E-/310281454758?pt=Motherboards&hash=item483e3744a6
> 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?
> -Thanks
> -Steve

AGI is an ASRock slot that is an amalgamation of AGP and PCI Express.
TBH I'd stay away for that reason, generally though ASRock makes
decent motherboards.

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