Micro ATX Mobo

tinners

Novice Member
Am confused by my sockets - 939 / 940 / ????

For a Silverstone LC11m case (HTPC use potentially HD in the future) is the following the best bet ? Will be using with AMD 3500 initially then dual core later on I guess.

Asus A8N-VM-CSM
http://www.trustedreviews.com/article.aspx?art=2370
Integrated GeForce 6150

Seen this mobo but has Radeon onboard is it as good ?

ECS RS482-M Radeon Xpress 200 motherboard
http://www.hexus.net/content/item.php?item=6279
Integrated Xpress 200 graphics

Are either futureproof-ish ? Anything else better ?

(Oh, I have searched and yes this question has been asked before, but due to things moving on I wondered if anything new had come along which could change the answer.)
Thanks :thumbsup:
 

PeteD64

Novice Member
If you want something futureproof then it would be better to look for an AM2 socket motherboard.

I'm not sure how much longer AMD will continue to sell the socket 939 processors.
 
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BigBry

Guest
With the LC11 you have to have the PCI-e socket and PCI socket in a specific position to be useable.

The Asus A8N-VM-CSM is the only one that fits the bill that I know of (I think there was 1 other but can't recall which). If you use a PCI-e card you also need the £20 PCI-e add-on for the LC11.
 

PeteD64

Novice Member
The ASRock AM2NF4G-SATA2 looks the same in the pictures. The chipset isn't as good as the ASUS one but that shouldn't matter if you use a separate graphics card.
 
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BigBry

Guest
Yep, the Asrock looks to be the right layout, good spot PeteD64. (No firewire).
 

tinners

Novice Member
:thumbsup: Thanks guys, but that mobo doesnt have SPDIF :(
Is it going to make a huge difference over the AV8 ?
 

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