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Thread: Mainboard decision help

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    Mainboard decision help

    So as I wrote an hour ago, my barebone quit working today, so I have need for a new mainboard. What I need is:

    - socket 754
    - AGP
    - usb 2.0
    - firewire
    - onboard network chip

    I figured out that these demands are met by:

    MSI K8N Neo Platinum Edition 54G
    and
    MSI K8T Neo-FIS2R (Sound, Gigabit-LAN, FW, IDE/SATA-RAID)

    Does anyone have experience with running these products with Ubuntu. I will be running Breezy Badger (32 bit).

    Best regards,
    ember

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    Re: Mainboard decision help

    Quote Originally Posted by ember
    So as I wrote an hour ago, my barebone quit working today, so I have need for a new mainboard. What I need is:

    - socket 754
    - AGP
    - usb 2.0
    - firewire
    - onboard network chip

    I figured out that these demands are met by:

    MSI K8N Neo Platinum Edition 54G
    and
    MSI K8T Neo-FIS2R (Sound, Gigabit-LAN, FW, IDE/SATA-RAID)

    Does anyone have experience with running these products with Ubuntu. I will be running Breezy Badger (32 bit).

    Best regards,
    ember
    If I can make a suggestion, I would go with Asus before MSI. Even a Gigabyte board would be better. You should consider a Nvidia NForce3 chipset because you want AGP and also because Nvidia chipsets are very compatible with Linux plus you could pick up those boards for a very competitive price because they are so common. Just my 2 cents.
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    Re: Mainboard decision help

    I'm running an MSI K8N Neo Platinum (without the 54G, they added that later) and it's fine really.

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    Re: Mainboard decision help

    Quote Originally Posted by mstlyevil
    If I can make a suggestion, I would go with Asus before MSI. Even a Gigabyte board would be better. You should consider a Nvidia NForce3 chipset because you want AGP and also because Nvidia chipsets are very compatible with Linux plus you could pick up those boards for a very competitive price because they are so common. Just my 2 cents.
    I saw no ASUS board with AGP and Firewire. Can you point out one? I'd be happy to consider it.

    @Raptor:
    Thanks.

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    Re: Mainboard decision help

    Quote Originally Posted by ember
    I saw no ASUS board with AGP and Firewire. Can you point out one? I'd be happy to consider it.

    @Raptor:
    Thanks.
    I didn't find a ASUS board with firewire but I did find a DFI board with it and 2 SATA interface slots. DFI makes some of the highest quality boards for the market and this one is a good price. If you still use a PATA hard drive this board will support that also but will allow you to upgrade to SATA later.

    DFI Board on Newegg
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    Re: Mainboard decision help

    Pretty much all socket 754 chipsets support both SATA and PATA. I can find lots with Firewire anyway.

    Right now, you are linking to a VIA chipset by the way; I'd still advise you to go with the MSI K8N or any other nForce 3-based motherboard since they seem to run perfectly out of the box.
    Last edited by RaptorRaider; February 22nd, 2006 at 02:37 AM.

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    Re: Mainboard decision help

    Quote Originally Posted by RaptorRaider
    Pretty much all socket 754 chipsets support both SATA and PATA. I can find tons with Firewire anyway.

    Right now, you are linking to a VIA chipset by the way; I'd still advise you to go with the MSI since it runs perfectly out of the box.
    I found some that did not have SATA. And I told Neweggs search to look for Nforce 3. I blame their Windows servers.

    Edit: I found this one with a NForce 3 chipset

    Newegg.com DFI NForce3

    I know a lot of people that have had trouble with MSI including myself. I personaly do not recommend them.
    Last edited by mstlyevil; February 22nd, 2006 at 02:41 AM.
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    Re: Mainboard decision help

    I doubt he'll be very interested in Newegg anyway - he seems to live in Germany.

    A quick and short list of nForce 3 motherboard with Firewire I found in 10 seconds (still selling in the Netherlands so they should be in Germany too):
    Asus K8N-E Deluxe
    DFI Lanparty UT nF3 250Gb
    GigaByte GA-K8NNXP
    MSI K8N Neo Platinum
    Shuttle AN51R

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    Re: Mainboard decision help

    Quote Originally Posted by RaptorRaider
    I doubt he'll be very interested in Newegg anyway - he seems to live in Germany.

    A quick and short list of nForce 3 motherboard with Firewire I found in 10 seconds (still selling in the Netherlands so they should be in Germany too):
    I Probally should ask where they live first.
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    Re: Mainboard decision help

    Right, I do live in Germany, in Karlsruhe namely. I will have to look for a serious store selling the recommendations made by raptor. At Alternate and our local stores they only sell the MSI board.

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