Thursday, May 20, 2010

The Parts List, Part 2

After some random searching at my favourite online retailers, I found an even better replacement board than the Jetway one if I decide to go with the Atom CPU and ditch my current choice. The SuperMicro X7SPA-H will allow me to keep my existing RAM and use the ATX 20pin connector from the built-in DC board on the chassis at the cost of needing a new OS drive or buying a SATA-44pin IDE converter. The cost of the board is actually lower than my existing board at $190 but only has VGA output instead of HDMI and DVI; but since this will be a headless server, that's not really a concern. Now I just have to get my purchased price back from Jetway on the board sitting lifeless on my desk.

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