Cheap mobo that doesn't cause issues with Ubuntu.

David Fletcher dave at
Wed Feb 15 18:05:58 UTC 2017

On Wed, 2017-02-15 at 10:06 +0100, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
> Hi,
> I need a new mobo and PSU, this unfortunately means a new CPU and new
> RAM, too. Does somebody use on of the following components or could
> recommend for or against one of those components [1]?

It was maybe 9 years ago that I last built a PC. I chose to use an Asus
motherboard with an Asus built cheap (~£20) graphics card with an ATI
chip on it (the nvidia one was unsatisfactory), AMD X2 low energy
processor and an Earthwatts (Antec?) power supply.

Various upgrades later such as adding a USB3 PCIe card with a front
panel universal flash card reader, hard drive caddy system, and it's
all still working perfectly.

Asus apparently claims that it uses better than the usual cheap
electrolytic capacitors which should help with its longevity. Perhaps
others can confirm this?

Unfortunately I did have one particular "issue" which AFAICT would have
been avoided had I chosen a board to take an Intel chip. I've not had
time to play around and see if this issue has been resolved or not,
having found an excellent work around.


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