Im new to bitcoins and have decided to throw a small amount of money into it just to play around with. I have plans on building a new computer soon and plan on turning my old one into a mine rig. Currently I have a DFI Lanparty CFX3200 with an Athlon 4800+ X2, HD4850 and 2GB ram. The motherboard has 2 PCIe 16x slots and 2 1x slots. I get about 90mhs now with the 4850 and ordered 3 5850's from ebay to add to it. I also ordered a 1050watt PSU with 8 PCIe connectors.
Now, I have had an issue with this system before in that it sometimes will not turn on and I never could figure out why... After pulling out hard drives, cdroms, etc to install the video cards I ran into this issue again and it wont boot... What would be a cheap motherboard to replace this one with? I wanted to have a 1ghs system for $600 or so...
Would it be better to find a socket 939 board to use the existing cpu/ram or buy something lower powered?
So you need a motherboard which uses a 939 socket, not a AM2 socket? I get confused by all the similar named processors, that use different sockets. If it's an 939, they came out 7 years ago, might be a little tricky to still get them, since it was quickly replaced by AM2 socket.
When looking around at a place I use that stores literally anything here in the England (and does much of europe), there is a real shortage of good stuff using the 939 socket. There is one or two, however the best one still only has the one PCI-E x16 and one PCI-E x1 slot, so not an ideal candidate.
Also what country do you live in and budget would you like to work with, so we can suggest reasonable websites to look at for you.