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  • Need help selecting a motherboard

    hi
    we have a haf 932 chasis but cannot decide on a motherboard. We'd like it as capable as affordable and it must be linux compatible and no spy/mal-ware on it. any suggestions would be apperciated.
    thanks

  • #2
    Originally posted by momy View Post
    hi
    we have a haf 932 chasis but cannot decide on a motherboard. We'd like it as capable as affordable and it must be linux compatible and no spy/mal-ware on it. any suggestions would be apperciated.
    thanks
    My current dream for next computer:
    MSI K9A2VM-F V2 52
    AMD Athlon 64 X2 7750 Black Edition 62
    2xKingston Valueram 2048MB (2GB) 800MHZ 2x20
    2xSeagate Barracuda 7200.12 160GB 2x39
    Cheap DVD device 15-25 (optional for me as I have pxe installation option available)
    This totals for ~250

    Also in my shoping plan would be:
    Codegen M-610 400W 40
    LG W1934S-BN 19" Wide LCD 100
    Logitech UltraX Premium for Business 19
    Reusing old Logitech MX510 mouse

    Too bad this combination doesn't scale well for upgrades. Upgrade to new technology level with ddr3 is just about happening. That is probably reason not to buy it even tough price looks very attractive.
    Also new products for IGP cards are about to come out in autumn. (Just in case there is coming cheap&powerful new products)

    MSI motherboard would include radeon 3100 IGP (no uvd2 for HD stuff but good enough for basic needs). I planed to have 2 HDs in mirror raid to maximise read performance and give fault tolerance. Of course upgrading to 320GB variant doesn't cost much if more HD spaces is requirement.

    I don't know about linux compatibility more than that igp won't have the best 2D/3D performance until gallium which will take about 18 months to hit debian (if time based released are really coming for debian) fglrx should support it well enough until there is mesa driver.

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    • #3
      After many yrs using a MSI MB, I have switched back to SuperMicro for some time, and now building a different system with some older parts; keyboard/mouse/video, with newwer stuff:
      SuperMicro C2SBX+, LGA 775, Intel X48
      Intel Core 2 Due E8400 Wolfdale 3Ghz-6MB L2
      G. Skill (4X 2GB) SDRAM DDR3 1333 PC3 10666
      Western Digital, Two VelociRaptor WD1500HLFS 150GB 10000 RPM 16MB Cache
      MSI NX8400GS
      Thermaltake Case VH8000BWS
      Tagan BZ 800 watt supply
      NEXUS XiR 3500 CPU Cooler
      Cooljag Falcon Mini Chipset Cooler
      Thermaltake Extreme Spirit II Chipset Cooler
      MEDIAPC ZE C98
      ACER, Two 20” WS LCD 1680 X 1050
      LG DVD RW GSA-H42LI
      Logitech Wireless LX 700
      ADS DVD XpressDX2
      Planar 997-5253-00 Black Dual Monitor Stand for LCD Displays

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      • #4
        I have a SuperMicro H8DME-2 motherboard in one of these cases.

        Certainly not a budget option.

        Despite the huge case size, the fit is fairly tight. I had to get right-angle SATA cables to clear a CPU heatsink.

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