A huge thanks for your response. I ventured off and found some things that delayed my reading this thread for acouple days. Since my orig. post I found a Mobo that inspired my interest locally. If you could take a look at the thread I started related to it I would surely take heed of your advice related to Its acquisition. The shipping to Alaska gets to be a bit spendy, but I may be able to find a vendor that will charge a reasonable up front rate.
The specs on the Epox AF590 SLI2 board
NVIDIA nForce 590 SLI
AMD Athlon64, Athlon64-FX, Athlon64-X2, Sempron
2.0 GTs HT FSB
4X DDR2 533/667/800 Dual Channel
Dual PCI-E x16 SLI
2x PCI, 2x PCI-E x1
2 (1 by 570MCP, 1 by JMB363)
8 (6 by 570MCP, 2 by JMB363), RAID 0, 1, 0+1, 5
10 (4 Rear, 6 by Pin Header) USB 2.0
Realtek ALC883 8-CH HD audio with SPDIF
Award/Phoenix BIOS v6.0
P80P LED Debug Display
ATX (305mm x 245mm)
IDE/Floppy Cables, SATA Data/Power Cables, I/O Shield, CD Driver, Manual
Price ; 199.00 After talking out of 269.00 shelf price. Still seems high. 169.00 is the last price listed at the EPOX store online.
The board manufacturer is out of bussines, but does that make it a bad find? In another thread, a Bad Capacitor issue was brought up. Do you know of this situation? I googled the board and didn't find a heads up on that there (within the first three related results pages anyway).
Again, Thanks for your intrest.
Edited by PCwarrior, 21 January 2009 - 07:10 PM.
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