Originally Posted by gwalchmai
I need a box to play with Win 2008 Server (x64). I have an ATX case, but I need a mobo/CPU. Socket 775 w/4GB RAM probably unless you think something better. I'd like to stay (well) under $500.
I would find an ASUS or MSI board that meets that criteria. Those are the only two boards I'll use, and they've all outlived the useful life of the computer.
Just go putz around on Newegg and Tigedirect and look at motherboard/cpu combos. I would recommend you get a combo that has the stock Intel fan.
What's the server gonna do? That makes a difference also...