Hi everyone. I'm trying to build a new machine to replace my existing workstation.
So far with all the motherboard research I've been doing, most of the available boards that have the configurations I need use nForce5 chipsets (such as 570 or 590). I've searched around and have seen that nForce5 is not fully supported in FreeBSD yet with some problems with SATA and also possibly network (I understand the nfe driver might solve the net part). SATA and network are important so I started looking at AM2 nForce4 boards and have found a couple possibilities, but not nearly as many as nForce5 (and not necessarily from manufacturers that I particularly like). One of the problems with the AM2 nForce4 boards is the lack of dual gigabit LAN. That could be solved by adding in a PCI gigabit LAN card which is fine, but then I need a minimum of 3 PCI and only a few boards seem to have that in AM2 using nForce4. So, I'm wondering what the status of nForce5 support is currently, and if there are any recommendations for boards that are compatible with FreeBSD/amd64 and meet the following requirements: - Socket AM2 - Athlon64 X2 CPU (probably a 5200+) - At least two PCI Slots (but as many as possible) - Dual gigabit LAN (or single gigabit with min 3x PCI as noted above) - At least four SATA (more preferred) - At least one PATA - At least one PCI Express x16 I'd prefer to go nForce5 if possible since the board selection for my requirements is much greater and I've already got a couple picked out that are very good candidates. I also don't want to go with the older nForce4 if support for nForce5 is very close to being finished or if I'm missing something else. Thanks very much in advance. -Mark -- Internet Radio: Party107 (Trance/Electronic) - http://www.party107.com Rock 101.9 The Edge (Rock) - http://www.rock1019.net IRC: MIXXnet IRC Network - irc.mixxnet.net (Nick: MIXX941) _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"