My present mobo needs to be replaced. This is what my current pc has:
- Biostar TFORCE 6100-939 mobo which supports dual channel DDR
- Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 SATA 3.0Gb/s 320Gb hard drive (RAID array not set up and never will be)
- AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+ Toledo 2.2GHz 2 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket 939 Processor
- ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 64 Pro 92mm CPU Cooler
- Corsair 620W PSU
- Ballistix 2x1G RAM, 184-pin DIMM, 128MX64 DDR PC3200, Unbuffered
- NORCO-4618 PCI-X / PCI eSATA / SATA II / SATA I Controller Card RAID 0/1/5/10/JBOD
- Windows XP X64, SP2
- NetFramework 2.0 Redistributable Pack for X64
I don't do gaming but I do a lot of video work . . . watching them, editing, cutting, splitting, joining, etc. I won't be overclocking either.
I've done some research into the socket 939 motherboards. The pickings are getting slim but I think this one is pretty good:
Asus A8N-SLI SE Motherboard CPU Bundle - AMD Athlon 64 4000+ Processor 2.40GHz OEM at TigerDirect.com
I've been having a problem getting the above link to work. This is the description of the mobo at the TigerDirect site if it won't work for you:
Asus A8N-SLI SE Motherboard CPU Bundle
The Asus A8N-SLI SE Socket 939 Motherboard supports AMD processors like the Athlon 64 FX X2, Athlon 64FX, and Athlon 64 processors with 1MB/512KB L2 cache. It is designed specifically to support the new 64-bit software architecture. It features 2000/1600 MT/s HyperTransport Bus and dual-channel un-buffered DDR400 memory support up to 4GB. This SLI-ready motherboard is prepared for Dual VGA applications with 2 PCI-Express x16 slots, 1 PCI-Express x1, and 3 PCI slots. With a bus bandwidth 4 times higher than that of AGP 8X interface, PCI Express x16 bus performs much better in applications such as 3D gaming. The A8N-SLI SE supports next-generation SATA hard drives based on the new SATA 3Gb/s storage specification. It has two dedicated SATA controllers delivering more scalable performance and doubles the bus bandwidth for fast hard drive data retrieval and saves. Also featuring AMD Cool n' Quiet technology, up to 10 USB 2.0 ports, and a host of ASUS special features, this is a great board for those who want state of the art gaming or graphics machines.
I'm not completely sure if this motherboard is compatible with the other components of my pc that I listed above. I would appreciate it if someone/a few people would review it and let me know.
Thanks in advance . . .