What is a decent socket 939 motherboard?

By gubar
Feb 13, 2008
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  1. Hi,

    someone is kindly giving me a processor and 2 gigs of ram. I will post the exact details once I find out, but he has told me that I'll need to get a motherboard, that is socket 939.

    What would be a good one - a fair compromise between price and quality?]

    thanks,

    gubar
  2. raybay

    raybay TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 10,716   +6

  3. Stick'o ram

    Stick'o ram Newcomer, in training Posts: 233

    Better hurry though, 939 boards are going extinct while the prices rise.
  4. gubar

    gubar TechSpot Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 130

    Thanks for the posts.

    Would this one be any good-

    Asrock 939 N68 PV/GLAN, Nforce 7050, N463 Nforce 630A?

    It can be bought for £50.

    thanks,

    gubar
  5. gubar

    gubar TechSpot Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 130

    Ok,

    after a bit of research I've found that these ones can all be had for around £50 in the UK.

    Asrock 939 N68 PV/GLAN, Nforce 7050, N463 Nforce 630A

    Asrock 939 NF6G -VSTA

    Asrock 939 S56-M Micro ATX SIS 756

    Gigabyte GA-M61P-S3 ATX Geforce 6100

    I'll be running XP and not vista, if that makes a difference. I'll be adding 2 gigs to it and a nvidia 7900.

    Any thoughts on these?

    thanks,

    gubar
  6. raybay

    raybay TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 10,716   +6

    The ASrock is one of the more basic boards. Reasonably reliable, but considered a basic, budget motherboard. It is NOT for gaming or image editing tasks.
    The Gigabyte GA-M61P-S3 ATX GeForce 6100 is an excellent board from an excellent company. 2 GB is barely enough.
  7. M0R0NI

    M0R0NI Newcomer, in training Posts: 92

  8. gubar

    gubar TechSpot Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 130

    Thanks for the posts guys.

    Raybay, thanks for the recomendation of the gigabyte board. When you say 2 gigs isn't beraly enough - do you mean specifically for this board, or not enough memory in general?

    Moroni - quite a few boards there. Do you recking they are all good boards?

    thanks,

    gubar
  9. M0R0NI

    M0R0NI Newcomer, in training Posts: 92

    My recomendation for the best ones are for non SLI is the ASUS A8V-XE an if you want the ability to SLI even if it is in the future I recommend the ASUS A8N32-SLI Deluxe. These are great boards!
  10. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,279   +180

    Keep in mind that Newegg does not ship outside the USA so that link would be for information purposes only.
  11. gubar

    gubar TechSpot Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 130

    Thanks again moroni,

    I've checked and they don't send to the UK unfortunately. HAving trouble finding stock, but I can see this one quite cheap:

    Asus Asus A8v-VM SE mATX Socket 939 Motherboard

    What do you think of this one?
    thanks,

    gubar
  12. gubar

    gubar TechSpot Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 130

    Hi,

    there are very few of these boards avaible online... there is the first one I mentioned (which doesn't seem great) and these two are on ebay:


    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Gigabyte-Skt-...ZWD1VQQ_trksidZp1638.m118.l1247QQcmdZViewItem


    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Gigabyte-Skt-...ZWD1VQQ_trksidZp1638.m118.l1247QQcmdZViewItem

    Are either of those two better options?

    Also, if I got the first, inferior one... what kind of issues would I face? At the moment I run and amd 3200+ with only one gig, so it would definately be better? I use it mainly for maya, photoshop and zbrush, and a bit of gaming. Would I encounter problems with the asrock board doing these?

    thanks again for the help,

    gubar
  13. raybay

    raybay TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 10,716   +6

    The first listed is fine, if you live in the United Kingdom.

    The otherone is a bad link. I cannot bring it up.
     
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