motherboard recommendations for 6.0

Frank Shute frank at
Mon Feb 6 12:21:42 PST 2006

On Mon, Feb 06, 2006 at 12:20:43PM +0100, lars wrote:
> Peter <petermatulis at> wrote:
> > It's time to set up another box to act as file server and I'm at the
> > crucial motherboard-choice stage.  I'm looking for recommendations for an
> > i386 single-cpu mid-price board that work well with FreeBSD 6.0-stable.  I
> > don't see the point in buying an Intel cpu but if you do then please make
> > your point.  Thanks a lot.
> > 
> > --
> > Peter
> ASUS A8N32-SLI Deluxe
> Why? Because it works with FreeBSD, it's cool [C/F], it's fast
> and it has all the necessary connectors.
> I use it as a desktop.

I built a workstation using an Asus A8N-E and it works fine. It looks
like mine is a previous iteration of the same board.

The onboard NIC didn't work though, so I stumped up for a new card:

Running 6.0-RELEASE fine.

It's got plenty of room for hard drives (4 SATA and 2 legacy on mine)
should you choose to use RAID.

It takes a goodly variety of AMD CPUs. (Socket 939)

BTW, I used an Antec Sonata case which is probably also a good buy.
Quiet with rubber mounted drive bays and little fighting required to
fix things in the case.



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