Originally Posted by n1sm
dude, you're on your third motherboard that doesn't boot?
I cant believe how some people want real money for something that is like 6-8yrs old and was outdated in almost half a decade ago. This mod is all about building cheap reliable power. It seems this
mod has gotten people with surplus chips stirring, prices are still up on x series chips.
post #1040 please read this first if you haven`t had a chance. You can check my sig rig too
Intel DX48BT2 works and I got full refund for both broken motherboards. It`s just it took time to find some working one with 2xPCIE cheap ( actually I won mobo+processor ) .It doesn`t like Xeon I have but runs E6750 SLA9V w/o trouble. 1 PCIE for ASUS U3S6 - 2 x SATA III and 2 x USB 3.0
My costs so far:
A lot of time without working PC
~4 weeks , had to use laptop in the meantime.
18£ for PSU and 28£ for mobo.
25£ for 4GB DDR3
Extra cost: 20£ to try out this mod.
Not that much really
Overall not so fast, but for everyday use and some gaming it`s enough.
Only recently I`ve been given for free the same motherboard that I had in my HAF rig, MSI 790FX-GD70.
High prices of 775 motherboards with more than 1 PCIE and DDR3 plus Xeons price spike makes me wonder whether to pursue Xeon in 775 or go AMD way.
Looks like latter is cheaper option as now I have really nice AM3 mobo and it would be 3 vs 2 components - mobo,proc,cooler vs proc and cooler. Shame people ask so much for old hardware because it`s running Intel, AMD products from that period way cheaper.