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    Default WTB: socket 939 board

    Moving in with my fiancee, and I'm going to be putting together a media center PC around some parts I have. I'm looking to buy a socket 939 board, preferably a microATX board. I need one with PCI-E, and a PCI slot preferably a couple of slots down from the PCI-E, as I will probably be putting in a sound card.

    I'd also prefer it to have 4 memory slots, but that's not as hard a requirement. I already have a few socket 939 processors including 2 A64 3000+'s, and an X2 3600+, my lapped 4-pipe stock AMD heatsink (this one), a 320GB WD hard drive, a 2GB set of Geil Ultra Platinum PC3200, and a few other odds and ends.

    Let me know if you have anything, I'm trying to get this built in a bare-bones form, fairly soon and finish it over time.

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    The prices for 939 boards on ebay are depressing.
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    Yeah they are. I have a major problem spending that much money for a heap of "untested" (read: broken) boards.

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    i can get you one for free- if you come pick it up and i dont have to ship it :P

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    If you're still looking for a 939 mobo, I might have one laying around.... gimme a day or two to look thru all my stuff and we'll see if I have one for ya.....
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    Cool, yeah I'm still looking. The pickings are slim right now on ebay and local sales.

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    All I could find was a mobo that a friend has; it's a full-sized ATX SuperMicro board (I think?) with no 16x PCI-Express slot (like you'd use for a modern video card), but it has 2 std PCI slots, a big PCIX slot (I think it's called "PCIX"; look at the pic below, it is one of the longer white slots), and a slot that looks just like a 16x PCI-Express video slot, except it's backward -the "notch" separator is at the back of the slot, not the front- and it's a bit shorter than a 16x PCI-Express video slot. It has 4 RAM slots (I think DDR, not DDR2) and 2 ethernet ports. I made a decent attempt at finding drivers for the board but couldn't find anything (at my friend's house; I don't have the model number of the board handy; IRIC, there was no "true" model number printed on the board; I used whatever numbers were printed here-and-there and was basically unsuccessful). If you're still interested (I think you'd be better off passing on this board and hitting eBay), let me know and I'll find out what my friend wants for it.

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    I found the MB at the SuperMicro site: http://www.supermicro.com/Aplus/moth...00/H8ssl-i.cfm



    The weird slot is the black slot immediately to the left of the CPU socket and it isn't mentioned on the SuperMicro site (??weird??). I have no idea what kind of slot it is, and you'll probably say "you're a stooge dlb, it's a PCIexpress video slot" but it isn't. We tried more than once to get a card in there and it is totally impossible. The slot is about a half-inch too short, and the separator is at the back of the slot; a video slot would have the separator at the front of the slot. There appears to be no driver support for this board for XP or newer; SuperMicro has one driver hosted for "MIMO". If you're running an older OS, they do have some drivers available.

    (BTW - these boards seem to sell in the $200US range - YIKES! If my friend discovers that this board is "worth" that much, he'll probably have a freekin' heart attack!)
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    That's a server board. Why would he need that? The slot you're referring to is a proprietary 1U IPMI, it's Supermicro's standard. It's mostly used for NICs such as this one. The board has an on-board ATi Rage XL with 8 MB of VRAM, which is plenty for a board of this type and application.
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    i can get one for you for like $5-10 if you come get it :P

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