[CentOS] Best Motherboard

Thu May 15 14:04:25 UTC 2008
John R Pierce <pierce at hogranch.com>

Ryan Nichols wrote:
> To all..
> I was using a Gigabyte motherboard, and the board seems like a bad 
> choice.  What do you guys recommend for a decent server board that 
> would use a Dual Core processor and DDR2 ram.  I dont want to replace 
> the CPU and Mem i already have, just find a decent board that 
> supportsthe existing..
there's an awful lot of different dual core processors. 

you said 'server' motherboard, to me that would be a Xeon or Opteron 
board that had server centric features like ECC memory, a remote 
management 'lights out' console accessible over the network, and 
multiple gigE network interfaces.  it would probably have ATI 'rage' 
type minimal VGA onboard, and no audio at all.   it likely would have 
SAS onboard (or SCSI if its an older design), or at least a lot of SATA 
channels setup for working with a SATA backplane.  it would be designed 
to fit into a 1U/2U chassis, with support for a PCI/PCI-express riser 
card.  it would have PCI-Express x4 and/or PCI-X I/O slots.

this is a typical modern server board