Hello, first message at spcr...
I'm building a server for use in my home office. It'll run linux and mostly be used for file serving, but I'll also run some web/db apps on it. Anyway there's no reason for it to super powerful or anything.
I'll be building my own steel frame case (I'm not satisfied with the form factors of available large cases and I enjoy making sparks with the angle cutter).
The motherboard wishlist is basically this:
integrated GB Ethernet and simple vga
a couple of usb ports
For example, the Intel DG965RY looks about right: http://www.intel.com/design/motherbd/ry/ry_available.htm
There will probably be lots of disks in it, so expandability is nice.
I'll be running some kind of low-power cpu, perhaps a celeron if I go with the above board.
What I'm wondering is if anyone knows of some good alternatives to this board, maybe some that can take a Sempron?