[CentOS] Centos-compatible motherboards

Fri Dec 27 09:40:43 UTC 2013
Johnny Hughes <johnny at centos.org>

On 12/25/2013 09:51 PM, Fred Smith wrote:
> Hi all!
> I'm toying with the idea of spending some Christmas money on a new MB and
> CPU to upgrade my desktop.
> Although I've always been partial to AMD chips, I'm tempted this time to
> find something Intel-ish, I5, quad core, or so.
> In looking at mommyboards  at New Egg and Amazon, I find so many I am
> unable to make reasonable determinations regarding suitability, so am
> hoping some of you who have new(ish) intel-compatible boards could 
> offer some hints.
> Also, I'd like to keep the cost of MB, CPU and RAM to no more (or little
> more) than $300-350. (seeing as how apparently mid-range I5 chips cost
> over 200 each, that may be a vain hope.)
> I expect that the newest ones may work with something bleeding edge
> like Fedora (et al), but I like centos for my desktop since it doesn't
> have the ridiculous churn rate of the more aggressive distros. I can't
> bring myself to relish the thought of rebuilding my main desktop twice
> a year (or even once a year).
> So, any suggestions will be greatly appreciated!

I personally have recently built 2 different systems with with the Asus
M5A99X Evo R2.0 motherboard.  This one does not have a graphics card ...
everything does work with CentOS-6.5 and RHEL7B1.

It uses AMD CPUs and I have used several AM3+ CPUs, including Sempron
100, FX-6150, and FX-8150.


One of the nicest features is it will detect and set a working BIOS
memory timing with a press of a button on the board ... if you try
something manually that is incompatible, a simple press of the button
and reboot will get you back to a working config.

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