Biostar A870 at Newegg for $65 has 4 pci-e slots, but you will need slot extenders
Thats exactly what I bought. I am having issues installing ubuntu on that board.
What about you?
i haven't had any mobo related issues. i had some trouble getting ubuntu to install from usb stick onto my HDD. it didn't want to overwrite the windows partition that was already on it. so i just erased the whole disk and then installed ubuntu on it, and had no problems. of course, you don't even need a HDD to run a mining rig, just a usb stick.
have you tried just running it with a usb stick?
i booted with the CD, and the mouse pointer sometimes seem visible and sometimes not.
The same mouse has been used to install Ubuntu on other systems, so it shouldn't be the mouse.
The screen also looks a little bit funky at the top.
I went ahead and proceed with the installation process using the keyboard, and tell it to install on a 4GB stick (I did the mod so it would install on it).
Then, the system just got stuck after it partitioned the USB stick.
Since then, I've used the same USB stick on another machine, and it installed just fine.
So, I don't really know whats wrong.