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2004 revisited

We thought AMD's Socket 939 was dead as a doornail, but believe it or not ASRock has just launched a brand new 939 board based on AMD's 785G chipset.

The board features 4 DDR slots, 1 PCIe x16, 1x PCIe x1, 2x PCI slots, Gigabit LAN, 7.1 audio, 6 USBs, 5 SATA II connectors and even serial and parallel ports, to go with the retro theme. Thanks to ATI's HD 4200 graphics with 128MB of SidePort memory, the ASRock 939A785GMH/128M features HDMI, DVI and VGA connectors.

Of course, we're not suggesting you go out and buy one for the sake of reliving the good old times. However, thanks to the 785G chipset and HDMI out, this dinosaur could be a rather interesting catch for anyone with old hardware laying about. Even an old K8 coupled with HD 4200 graphics could make for a quite nice HTPC and beat any Atom senseless, especially if you factor in the rather affordable price.

You can get it here, for just over €55.

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Wow.... keeping it alive, just like AGP!?! I wonder why I haven't seen more of these boards. There's still a pretty decent s939 following out there.
 

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Why Intel? They would have no more to do with it than AMD had to do with this.

On topic, nice little board, with a nice mix of new and old hardware on it. If it's reasonably priced here in Canada, I may pick one up just to have a home for my older parts. The small form factor was definitely a good choice.
 

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Really super pointless IMO. Trying to appeal to a very, very small crowd. I would much rather have a single core athlon then a 4000+, and it would probably be cheaper too.
 

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Blast from the past! This is actually pretty cool.

Despite what many people might think, there are still some capable Socket 939 CPUs around, whether for gaming or media center. So this board provides a new platform for an oldie.

I really think this is a cool move.
 

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Blast from the past! This is actually pretty cool.

Despite what many people might think, there are still some capable Socket 939 CPUs around, whether for gaming or media center. So this board provides a new platform for an oldie.

I really think this is a cool move.

as do i. wow... nice... give the systems a boost of life - they're still rather capable... not as fast, sure, but they still do have life left in them.

pity i'm already moving onto AM3 (finally)
 

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I can bet my PC that if it was a 775 board instead of a 939, everybody would be yelling against Intel.

You posted in this thread like last one trying to troll. Its not AMD's doing its AsRock's there the ones making the mobo fool.
 

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Really? I love my good old 939 system (now a gateway server for the rest of my crap), but ASRock is really taking us back [to the stone age]. This is exactly why I love ASRock, they make all the motherboards, that every other company thought of and said "nope that isn't going to make us a cent". Somehow they manage to even turn a profit off of the small niche market.
 

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I can see this happening for the LGA 775 in 3 or 4 years.

Which seems very viable because I'm almost 100% sure Core 2 Quads will still be decent CPUs by then.
 

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I can see this happening for the LGA 775 in 3 or 4 years.

Which seems very viable because I'm almost 100% sure Core 2 Quads will still be decent CPUs by then.
True, by the time I have Q9550 everyone else will be rocking i12's and DDR5 with SATA4 and PCI-Ex64
 

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They should've included an AGP slot. lol.
 

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I can see this happening for the LGA 775 in 3 or 4 years.

Which seems very viable because I'm almost 100% sure Core 2 Quads will still be decent CPUs by then.

I can't.

LGA775 processors don't have an IMC. The memory controller is on the Northbridge.

Newer chipsets will not have memory controllers on the northbridge, and therefor will not be compatible with LGA775 chips.
 

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Forgot about this. The 785 is a brilliant chipset and I have some 939 chips laying around waiting to be overclocked
Better than the old dfi board you reakon?
 

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Got an old Opty 165 sitting around, and I could scrounge 1GB of DDR 400 from my old Athlon XP setup...this might be fun.
 
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