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Socket 939 Mobo or purchase a newer Mobo

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  1. Photopilot

    Photopilot Thread Starter

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    I am trying to put together a Server running for my home.

    I have a two computers running socket 939 MOBOS and CPUs. I have enough pieces to put together another computer

    CPU
    RAM
    Mobo
    Graphic card

    Besides this old gear I have a special server case and RAID card. I tried to get the computer set up a while back and got errors from the MOBO. I made a half attempt to work it out but do not have the time or patience. I figured I would just buy another inexpensive 939 mobo and get it going. Based on the prices I am seeing for this mobo it has turned into a collectors item and worth more now than when they were cutting edge.

    Should I just suck it up and pay $150 for a old MOBO or should I upgrade my home theater PC to a newer MOBO, with new Ram and CPU then take that mobo for the Server? That computer runs fine now with a 3800+ CPU, but a newer socket would allow me options for the future without paying a premium for old school technology. If you suggest a newer MOBO, I would appreciate suggestions on which MOBO and CPU for a Micro ATX case good for a HTPC.

    BTW I am on the road more than at home so most of my work is done on a newer laptop.
     
  2. loserOlimbs

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    You can do mobo/ 2GB RAM and a X2 AM2 for around $150, I would go that route.
     
  3. crjdriver

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    Agreed. Putting much money into an old socket 939 is not worth the effort. You can get a much better system for about the amount you would pay for an old mb.
     
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