AMD Athlon64 Mainboard - NOT SPAM: please check it out :)

Da Rock freebsd-questions at
Thu Dec 23 11:47:32 UTC 2010

On 12/23/10 21:36, Chris Rees wrote:
> On 23 December 2010 08:23, Da Rock
> <freebsd-questions at>  wrote:
>> I know its a little OT, but I'm hunting for a mainboard to plug this CPU
>> into and build a file server. So the ideal specs are (and maybe dreaming too
>> :) ):
>> 184 pin RAM DIMM
>> SataIII 4+ ports
>> Either onboard or AGP Video
>> 2x Gigabit LAN
>> Obviously I don't need much RAM, just juice the throughput from the HDD to
>> the LAN, and plenty of bandwidth. That said a lot of my specs could be pipe
>> dreaming, I know. I'm looking at 3x 2Tb Seagate 64Mb SATAIII's so I'd rather
>> not waste it, I'm sure you'd agree.
>> I'll be setting up RAID5 in some fashion or other, just still choosing my
>> method between ZFS and VINUM or something. So the need for as many SATA
>> ports is a must :)
>> Any help finding a suitable model would be much appreciated- very hard to
>> find anything still in stock. And of course advice will be very welcome :)
>> Cheers
> I just searched for 754 SATA on
> You _are_ dreaming about the 4x SATA though IMO; I'd just get an expansion card.
> Or get a cheap bundle with new MB/CPU; it's not always worth salvaging
> an old CPU like that.
> Chris
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Thanks, but Athlon64 is a 939. Yeah, it may not be worth salvaging, but 
I thought the cost might be less... I'm more than likely wrong. Worth 
putting feelers out, though :)


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